How to prepare crispy octopus
But the word octopus causes a great deal of fear in most people. They think that this delicacy could only be enjoyed in restaurants. The octopus-preparing is far too difficult and expensive for them.
Cooking octopus – that’s how it’s done
The truth is that there are many ways to make an octopus. Certainly not all are so complicated. We want to give you an insight into it. The different cultural differences were an additional inspiration to make the whole thing super attractive and unique. For the traditions in octopus-making are as diverse as the countries where you can eat them.
Gourmet dishes with octopus
In Italy, cork stoppers are placed in the water during octopus cooking. Elsewhere you use special tools to cut meat, as you would with other varieties.
Octopus in the Mediterranean cuisine
Most important characteristics
Of course, with all the cultural differences, there are some characteristics that have to be respected everywhere. The more you cook this meat, the more rubbery it gets. That’s why there are some optimal cooking methods that should be used everywhere.
How is octopus prepared?
The best way to prepare the octopus on the grill or in the pan, and briefly, a maximum of 2-3 minutes. You can also cook it, 40-50 minutes. But one would have to watch it all the time to get the right moment to take out. Only a few minutes longer and the meat would be inedible. The octopus would then taste dry and tasteless.
Mediterranean salad with octopus
Cooking in three pots
One of the good methods is cooking octopus in three pots. Boil the water in all three pots and cook the octopus in each for 15 seconds. But that works only if you do not have much meat. You should cook the big octopus differently. Better to take a pot with a little water and let the meat in it longer.
After cooking, you can bread, roast or otherwise prepare the octopus.
So first you need a squid
Our special recipe: Prepare crispy octopus in the pan
6 garlic cloves
1 glass of white wine
1 pinch of salt
Separate the octopus into two parts. One part is put in a pot with 300 ml of boiling water, garlic and celery. Let the octopus cook for 40 minutes.
The second part is placed in 200 ml of boiling water, where there is still a glass of wine, garlic and celery. It is cooked for 40 minutes.
Prepare crispy octopus
Then you heat olive oil in a deep pan. Add onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the cooked octopus sliced. Fry from both sides for 3-4 minutes each. Season with salt and black pepper. It is recommended to enjoy the octopus warm.
Season the squid with celery
Mediterranean salad with green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and octopus
Orange for an exotic aftertaste
Served on jacket potatoes
Lettuce with octopus and a special dressing
Delicious seafood salad
Octopus with algae and lemon
Serve your octopus dish like in an expensive restaurant!