Ingredients for Octopus Carpaccio

How to Make Octopus Carpaccio

Carpaccio is usually served as a main dish or as a hors d’oeuvre. This way of cooking and serving is widely used in Italian cuisine.

Octopus carpaccio is an exquisite dish, tender and tasty. It is a regular item in the menu of expensive restaurants.

The tastiest octopuses are those which have two rows of suckers on each of the 8 tentacles.

Ingredients for Octopus Carpaccio

    • Octopus: about 1 kg.
    • A sprig of fresh rosemary.
    • Pink and black pepper.
    • Marine large salt 1 tbsp.
    • Parsley, basil, olive oil, lemon juice.
    • Empty plastic bottle.
Ingredients for Octopus Carpaccio

Ingredients for Octopus Carpaccio

Recipe for Octopus Carpaccio

    1. First of all wash the octopus in running water, remove the mucus. Take out the guts, eyes and beak.
    2. Put a pan half filled with water on the heat, salt, rosemary, pink and black pepper.
    3. Bring to boil and put the octopus in.
    4. Cover the pan with a lid and boil for about an hour.
    5. Let the octopus cool down in the water it was boiled in, or you’ll get a rubber-like substance.
boiled octopus

boiled octopus

    1. When it has cooled, take it out, cut into large pieces, leaving the tentacles intact.
    2. Put it into an empty plastic bottle with its top cut halfway and its bottom pierced.
Octopus in a bottle

Octopus in a bottle

Compressing, that came out excess liquid

Compressing, that came out excess liquid

    1. Press the octopus meat in with a hammer so there won’t be any empty pockets, and leave in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
The product is removed from the bottle

The product is removed from the bottle

    1. Take the octopus out of the bottle and cut into thin slices.
    2. Put in a dish, sprinkle with olive oil mixed with lemon juice and chopped parsley and basil.
 Octopus Carpaccio

Octopus Carpaccio

Octopus Carpaccio

Octopus Carpaccio

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