Insalata di polpo

Octopus salad


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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This antipasto dish can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time. If you’ve never made a dish with fresh octopus, this is an easy introduction.


  • 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) octopus


If your fishmonger has not already cleaned the octopus, cut a slit through the head part. Open it out flat and remove the innards and eyes, and the beak part. Rinse.

Put the celery, carrot, onion and peppercorns into a large saucepan. Cover with the water and vinegar. Season with salt and bring to the boil. Add the whole, cleaned octopus. Skim the surface with a slotted spoon to remove