Octopus !!! saw some octopus sold in Tesco and they looked fresh , I bought some home with no idea what to do with them. It is not often that octopus are sold in Tesco and I guess that was what spurned me to buy them. I looked through my cookbooks for some ideas and eventually I picked this salad recipe. I tweaked it to suit my taste. I followed their marinating method but for the rest of the ingredients, I just add in what I have in the fridge. This is the typical me...waste not ! Lucky for me, the salad dish turned out fabulous. I don't know about you but for us, it was indulged joyously.
The octopus were small in size...perfect for grilling them and having them in salad. The original recipe uses thai sweet chilli sauce and since I don't have that at home, I make my own dressing sauce. I combined the diced sweet crunchy jalapeno, red wine vinegar, caster sugar to taste and some chilli sauce of your choice and olive oil together till well blended. This is simple to whip up and the octopus took just 12 minutes to grill. Pour sauce over the grilled octopus and gosh it is addictingly delicious !
clean the octopus by removing the gut
marinade with olive oil and chopped garlic
for 1-2 hour ...for me I marinade it
overnight in a zippered bag
you can either grill them or pan seared them
I cooked them on grill pan 5 minutes on each
sides till lightly brown and do not over cooked them
it will be tough...just 5 minutes on each sides will do
sauce ingredients -
sweet crunchy jalapeno- diced them into small bite sizes
mixed with olive oil, sugar, chilli sauce and red wine vinegar
lay the grilled octopus on a bed of salad sprouts
and pour sauce over the grilled octopus
love the dressing sauce and the vibrant color of this dish
I mixed them up before serving and cut the octopus into smaller pieces
this is one delicious and mouth-watering salad that was indulged
joyously by the Wild Boar and the Sow....OINK!
this is screaming to be filled into the mouth LOL!
Enjoy and have a great day !
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