Insalata di Polpo

Octopus Salad

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Gisa Sotis used to tenderize octopus by beating it with a meat tenderizer until she discovered that leaving it overnight in a freezer did the same thing. Just let it thaw and put it in the pot to cook. Other cooks toss a wine cork into the water in which the octopus is cooking because, they say, the enzymes in the cork automatically tenderize the octopus. Choose your method of nonna wisdom and plunge forward. If you find cooked octopus in the fish d