Octopus is really simple to do! The chorizo and white beans work really well with the octopus. it is delicious
1 finely sliced and half large onion roughly chopped.
3 garlic cloves roughly chopped,
1 bouquet garni and basilic leaves if you have some
1 small bouquet of parsley, roughly chopped
200ml of white wine
350ml of stock (fish or crab or vegetable)
3 tomatoes chopped in small cubes
1 chorizo sausage, sliced
2 tins of drained white butter beans
1 tspoons of paprika
Salt and pepper
- Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil with the bouquet garni, ½ sliced onion, basilic leaves then pepper and sea salt.
- Using tongs carefully dip the octopus into the boiling water 3 times, then leave it in the water.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the octopus until it is tender when pierced with a sharp knife (anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes).
- When cooked, remove the octopus and cool to room temperature.
- Cut the octopus into 3 cm pieces.
- Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a heavy based pot and fry the sliced onion until soft, remove from the heat and fry the chorizo until lightly browned.
- Add the wine, and the (fish or crab or vegetable) stock, garlic, chopped tomatoes, the white beans, and two tablespoons of tomato paste, then the soft sliced onion and paprika.
- Let it cook 5 minutes low heat.
- Add the octopus and let is cook, low heat for 10/15 minutes, until hot.
- Add the chopped parsley.
You can re-heat it the octopus, it will be even better!