Grilled Octopus

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Appears in
The Real Greek

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2016

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The classic Greek dish of freshly caught chargrilled octopus is cooked with olive oil, garlic and our most-used culinary herb wild Greek oregano – arguably the best oregano in the world!. This wild herb grows abundantly on Mount Taygetos, the highest mountain in Lakonía, Greece and has a robust, pungent flavour, which is characteristic in Mediterranean cooking. Meaning ‘Joy of the mountain’, the Greek name ‘origanon’ refers to oros, meaning ‘mountain’, and the verb ganousthai, meaning ‘deli