Smoky marinated octopus

Recipe from: 12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time 1500

Ingredients

  • 1
    kg
    baby octopus tentacles
  • 125
    ml
    olive oil
  • 22
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 1
    lemon
    thinly sliced peel of 1 lemon
  • 1
    onion
    finely chopped onion
  • 2
    cloves
    sliced garlic
  • 5
    ml
    smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 125
    ml
    cider vinegar
  • 125
    ml
    white wine vinegar
  • 5
    ml
    milled pepper
  • 24
    Chunks of bread (to serve)
 

Method

20
 
Wash baby octopus tentacles (smaller regular tentacles) really well.
Heat olive oil, lemon juice and the thinly sliced peel of lemon in a pot.
Add tentacles, and poach for 4 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add chopped onion and sliced garlic and cook in oil and lemon mixture until soft, but not brown.
Add smoked Spanish paprika, 1 bay leaf, cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, and milled pepper, and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Place in the fridge and marinate for 24 hours.
Bring to room temperature before serving with chunks of bread.
 

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