Thursday, 19 December 2013

Pan-Fried Octopus

One of our favourite seafood dishes in our home.  This recipe uses only four ingredients, namely octopus, onions, garlic and parsley.  It is simple to prepare and tastes great when served with baguette.

Ingredients (serves 2):
1 fresh octopus (about 1 kg), to be washed clean
2 big onions, to be peeled and sliced into rings
3 pips garlic, to be peeled and finely sliced
a handful of parsley, to be washed, dried and plucked
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & ground black pepper to taste

In a medium-sized pot, place octopus.  Add water to about 2 or 3 cm high (from bottom of pot) and add 2 tsp salt.  Bring to a slight boil and put on lid.  Simmer over medium heat for about 40 minutes.  Once done, remove octopus to a bowl and leave it aside.  Once cooled down, cut the tentacles away from main body.  By using a small knife, scrape the skin off.  Then, cut the main body to bite pieces.

In a medium-sized pan, heat olive oil over medium to high heat.  Add octopus pieces and stir-fry for about two minutes.  Then, add onion rings.

Stir-fry until onion rings started to brown.  Then, add sliced garlic and parsley.

Stir-fry over high heat for a minute of two.  Season with salt & ground black pepper to taste.  Serve hot with baguette.

Bon Appetit!

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