29 September 2008

Octopus Salad

Hi everyone.
Today´s post is one of my recipes of Octopus salad. I love cold salads and I have different versions, this recipe is with vegetables.
In Portugal we have different types of tradicional salads that are served both as dish and starter, octopus is one of them. My favorite salads are Tuna, Octopus, "Ovas" (Fish eggs), Seafood, and Codfish, among others.
So, I bought fresh Octopus that had near 1,200 Kg:


~ After cleaning the octopus head and washing it well I cook the octopus in salted water with 1/4 onion and 1 tsp olive oil. I use a pressure-pan and cook it for 30/40 minutes in medium heat, depending on the octopus size. This one in the picture took 40 minutes to cook.

~At the same time, cook the vegetables in salted water and reserve, to cool. Then, cut the octopus and vegetables into a salad bowl. In this recipe I used:
~ Potatoes
~ Carrots
~ Sweet corn
~ Egg

As dressing, you can use olive oil and vinegar or mayonaise, like I did this day:

Bom Apetite!


Anonymous said...

I have never tasted octopus salad..this one looks good! :)

Mizé said...

You shoul try it. It´s great!
You can season both with mayonaise or vinagrette.
Octopus is a traditional dish in center region of Portugal, specially in Catholic celebrations in which we don´t eat meat.

Anonymous said...

I read a article under the same title some time ago, but this articles quality is much, much better. How you do this?

Will said...

About 5 years ago I was in Lisbon and had a bowl of cold octopus in a bar with my beer...I couldn't get enough of it but have been unable to find a recipe anywhere - does anyone know what was eating? As far as I can remember it was just finfer food, no rice or salad with it.