CYY Octopus Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
 
People think octopus is difficult to get right, but doing it this way is easy: you simply let it simmer and wait. It’s worth it for the taste and it’s a cheap deal, too, as an octopus feeds many people. This salad is high in vitamins, minerals and omegas and low in saturated fat and calories. A good dinner party starter, or eat it as your protein over a week. Scale up the amount of salad to serve more people.
Ingredients
MAKES ABOUT 10 SERVINGS
TO COOK THE OCTOPUS
  • 2kg octopus
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 10 thin slices of root ginger
  • 10g sprigs of rosemary
  • 10g sprigs of thyme
  • 10g sprigs of basil
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, bruised
  • 100ml white wine vinegar
TO MARINATE THE OCTOPUS
  • 50ml olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
FOR THE SALAD
SERVES 2
  • ¼ green pepper
  • ¼ red pepper
  • ¼ celery stalk
  • 2 spring onions
Instructions
  1. The octopus tentacles and body can be eaten, but first remove all the dirt from the suckers.
  2. This takes a bit of time, but it is important that it is clean.
  3. Also clean the head.
  4. Put all the ingredients to cook the octopus into a large pot of filtered water filled to the top, add the octopus and simmer for three hours.
  5. The amount of flavourings is really down to personal taste.
  6. I rather like having a strong taste, so I would put in rather a large amount of each.
  7. You will find the skin of the octopus comes off easily.
  8. Cut the tentacles off and then take off the suckers and skin.
  9. Slice into pieces and marinate the octopus in the olive oil and lemon for several hours.
  10. When ready to serve the octopus, slice the peppers and celery into strips and then chop at an angle to create 2.5cm slices with angled tops and bottoms.
  11. Chop the spring onions.
  12. Place the salad vegetables on a plate, spoon over the octopus and its marinade and serve.
Recipe by EPJHealth at https://www.epjhealth.com/cyy-octopus-salad/