Recipe Octopus and prawn Greek salad

Discussion in 'Fish and Seafood' started by Herbie, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I made this a while ago but came across the photo. Must make it again as it was delicious. My recipe was not precise


    For the Octopus:
    1 octopus
    bay leaf splash apple cider vinegar three garlic cloves.
    Olive oil

    For the salad:
    1 red onion
    1/3 cucumber
    red pepper
    yellow pepper
    handful of black olives
    olive oil
    lemon juice

    And the rest:
    8 prawns
    fresh oregano

    Clean the octopus. (If you have not done this before I advise watching a youtube video as I did. And wear rubber gloves until you have removed the ink).
    Boil a pot of water and add a splash of vinegar, a couple of cloves of garlic and a bay leaf. Simmer the octopus in the water until tender. Cool and pop in the fridge for 24 hours. Bring to room temperature.
    Dice the veg and mix in black olives. Dress with lemon juice and olive oil and season with salt.
    Chop up the octopus.
    heat a griddle with olive oil until hot. Add octopus so it caramelises. (Do this in batches.
    Add the prawns at the end to warm.
    Mix together and garnish with fresh oregano.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    That is a very pretty plate indeed. Sourcing an octopus might be a problem though, here - do you think squid would work?

    Presume you mean simmer the octopus in the water? Why is it left 24 hrs in the fridge? Just curious.
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I get octopus from Morrisons. Ask them to get some in for you. I was supreme to see it for sale here. I first saw it on a Sunday and the fishmonger said I was lucky they had some left. Apparently it is popular with the Chinese community and Sunday seems to be the day everyone buys octopus!

    I assume leaving it let's it relax before being griddled
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
  4. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Squid would definitely work but I don't think it care aliases so well. With the octopus you can cook it longer.
  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've recently started on-line shopping at Morrisons so I will look. What they stock in the local branch may well be influenced by the local population so not sur my Morrisons would be the same. But I'll certainly look.
  6. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Cuttlefish would work better than squid, but that is probably even more difficult to get hold of. My mother-in-law used to make a Portuguese octopus salad and a cuttlefish salad so I'll have to look those up and give them a go.
  7. swasthika

    swasthika Regular Member

    South India
    Octopus with Prawn? Was it good uh? K lemme try and rely u on the same by tomorrow.

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