Oktapodi Toursi (Pickled Octopus)

Recipe by Iowahorse
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READY IN: 97hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare and wash the octopus.
  • Place the head and tentacles in a pan with 6-8tbsp water, cover and simmer for 60 to 75 minutes until it is tender.
  • Test it with a skewer.
  • Drain off any remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the flesh into 1/2" strips and pack them loosely into a screw-topped jar.
  • Mix enough oil and vinegar to fill the jar- the exact amount will depend on the relative volumes of the seafood and the container- stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • If you are using dried thyme, mix it with the liquid at this stage.
  • Pour it over the octopus, making sure that every last piece is completely immersed.
  • If you are using thyme stalks, push them into the jar.
  • Cover the jar and set it aside for at least 4-5 days before using.
  • To serve, drain the octopus and serve it on small individual plates or saucers with the lemon wedges.
  • Cubes of at least one-day old bread, speared on cocktail sticks, are the usual accompaniment.
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