Octopus is eaten all over the Mediterranean and across the world. It’s a versatile seafood that can be chargrilled, braised and eaten in salads. It has a milder flavor to squid but is similar in texture. Because of its robust texture it can take on strong flavours like garlic and chili. This recipe has influences taken from Italy and Spain.
If using fresh English octopus for this recipe it is a good idea to tenderize the octopus. The best method for this recipe is to make a very weak brine (about 2% salt dissolved into water) and allow the octopus to soak for about 2 hours. If you want to make this recipe super easy and quick to prepare, we sell frozen pre-cooked Mediterranean octopus tentacles. Simply defrost, slice and add to your salad!