Nona Flora’s Croatian Octopus Salad

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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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  • 1 large or 2 small frozen Mediterranean octopus, gutted
  • 1 small red onion, peeled only
  • 3


  1. Cooking octopus is simple, but if you aren’t careful the texture can end up a little rubbery, so make sure to freeze yours first and follow Flora’s instructions closely. Start by thawing the ‘octopussy’ in the fridge - Flora finished thawing hers in the sea.
  2. Rinse off any grains of sand that might be left on the tentacles. Place the octopus in a large saucepan,