If you’re looking for a simple recipe, yet far from conventional, you’ve come to the right place! Here we’ll teach you how to cook an easy and delicious grilled octopus with cayenne pepper and lemon. This Spanish inspired dish combines perfectly with a fresh salad, for sure your dining table will look like a restaurant.
Some people may never try a slice of an octopus in their lives due to its appearance, missing the chance to try a different and delicious type of meat. Fortunately, this meat is very popular in Spain and other South American countries, like Argentina.
Itâ€™s one of those â€˜ugly deliciousâ€™ cuts, like cow tongue. Cuts that don’t look that pretty at first, but are actually incredibly delicious. Most people don’t know that octopus is tender and delicate, and grilling it over charcoal makes it spectacular.
Tips to cook the octopus properly?
First, you want to source a fresh, not pre-cooked octopus. Itâ€™s ok if itâ€™s frozen or thawed, but it has to be raw. Next, the most common way to soften the meat is to boil it. This way yourÂ grilled octopus will be tender to the bite and juicy.
Another tip is to not over grill it, while cooking, or they will turn rubbery and chewy. As soon as the tentacles or limbs curl up and the flesh turns white or opaque in color, they are cooked. Now, let’s go to the recipe!
As you’ve seen, it’s a very simple recipe that you can do at home to escape from routine and cook something different.Â
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