Octopus Salad is delicious, fresh and perfect recipe for a special group of friends or family. To make this portuguese traditional salad follow the next steps:
First, cook frozen octopus in pressure cooker with 1 tbsp water and unpeeled onion for 20 minutes ( from the time is reaches pressure) or in a pot over low heat until tender.
After the previous step, drain and cut octopus in 1-inch pieces, then transfer to serving bowl.
Now, add minced onion and parsley. Then stir in portuguese olive oil (and you have a lot of excellent brands) and vinegar and lastly season with salt and pepper according your taste. Octopus Salad should be served cold before one soup, almost like an appetizer.
Cooking something special like Octopus is always a great pleasure. Strange for some people and delicious for others, Octopus has a wonderful flavour.
Cooking Lisbon also make this salad in some menus, specially for private groups in their kitchen. This must be prepared with time, that octopus could have the flavour of the portuguese olive oil mixed.
Ingredients of Octopus Salad
2 lb octopus frozen;
2 medium-sized onions, one unpeeled and other minced;
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
Salt and Pepper (According your taste)
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Lagareiro Style Octopus is a delicious meal that you can easily cook at your home.
Cook frozen octopus in pressure cooker with 1 tbsp water, whole onion, bay leaf and salt during 20 minutes. (from the time is reaches pressure) or in a pot over low heat until tender. Cut into large chunks and reserve.
Preheat oven to 350º F . Wash the potatoes and boil in salted water during 5 minutes. Bake in the oven until lightly roasted (about 20 minutes), then remove from the oven and punch each of them.
In a serving dish, put together octopus, potatoes, small onion, garlic and a generous amount of portuguese olive oil: about ½ inch in helight. Put back in the oven for final roasting (about 20 minutes).
Sprinkle with cilantro or parsleu and serve the Lagereiro Style Octopus dish. Have a nice meal!
Ingredients of Lagareiro Style Octopus
4 lb octopus, frozen
2 lb small and hard pototoes unpeeled
2 onions ( 1 medium sized, whole plus 1 small, sliced).
4 garlic cloves sliced
1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
1 bay leaf
Portuguese Olive Oil and salt to taste
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