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    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    40 min.

  • Grilling Time

    8 min.

Serves 4
Prep Time
40 min.
Grilling Time
8 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 400 grams Octopus
  • 300 grams Potatoes
  • 2 Celery sticks
  • 100 grams Carrots
  • 12 Black olives
  • 50 grams Pantelleria capers
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper


    In the kitchen:

  • 01 Clean out the head of the octopus, remove the beak, located at the junction of the tentacles. Rinse well and blot dry.
  • 02 Peel the potatoes and cut in cubes of 2 cm. Soak them for 10 minutes to remove the starch.
  • 03 Boil the octopus in salted water for 20 minutes – use 20g of salt per litre of water. Drain it.
  • 04 Boil the potatoes in salted water for 10-12 minutes – until tender, but not too soft. Drain.
  • 05 Clean the celery and peel the carrots. Cut them in cubes of 1/2 cm.
  • 06 Mix the potatoes, celery, carrots, olives and capers in a glass bowl.
  • 07 Pour over the juice from the lemon.
  • At the barbecue:

  • 01 Prepare the barbecue for direct heat – approx. 170 ºC. Place the sear grate on the grill and let it preheat for 10 minutes.
  • 02 Brush the octopus with olive oil and grill it for 6-8 minutes. Remember to turn it to ensure even cooking. Remove it when it gets brown and crispy.
  • 03 Cut it into bite size pieces. Season generously with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • 04 Turn in the salad and taste before serving.

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