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octopus 2 ways

Recipe by
Lou Kostura
Belmont, CA

The Marinated Octopus recipe I found somewhere but not sure where exactly. I did change some of the quantities on the ingredients however the basic recipe is as I found it. I thought it might be a bit too acidic with lemon juice and red wine vinegar, but it was not and it works well. I used cooked octopus, if you buy raw I would cook first. This dish is good warm or cold. Grilled also starts with cooked octopus and is grilled over a medium high heat after rubbing with some olive oil and lemon. Char nicely all around and enjoy.

method Saute

Ingredients For octopus 2 ways

  • 1 1/2 lb
    octopus cooked sliced in coins
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2
    red bell peppers julienned
  • 1
    red onion sliced thin
  • 2
    lemons juice
  • 1
    lemon zest
  • 1/2 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh oregano chopped
  • 2
    yukon gold potato boiled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flat leaf chopped
  • 1/1/2 lb
    octopus cooked
  • 1
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make octopus 2 ways

  • 1
    Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven and add garlic until fragrant. about 1 minute. over med. high heat
  • 2
    add onion and bell pepper until they start to wilt a bit about 4-5 minuted
  • 3
    add rest of ingredients except parsley and potato, heat about 3-4 more minutes until everything is warm and incorporated together
  • 4
    serve over sliced boiled potato garnish with parsley
  • 5
  • 6
    coat with olive oil and lemon juice
  • 7
    grill to slight char on all sides 5-7 minutes and serve