Polipo alla Griglia con Zucchine alla Scapece

Chargrilled Octopus with Courgettes alla Scapece

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr 30

Appears in
4 Grosvenor Square

By Danilo Cortellini

Published 2016

  • About

Octopus is widely used across Southern Italy, and each region has its traditional method. To accompany this beautiful ingredient, I opted for a preparation called alla scapece with courgettes, more specifically trombetta courgette, which traditionally found in Naples. These courgettes are light green, longer than normal and less watery than the average courgette, so much tastier. Once thinly sliced, they are deep fried, and dressed in vinegar which was traditionally a means of