A Tapas Dish of Mediterranean Octopus

A Tapa of Mediterranean Octopus
A Tapa of Mediterranean Octopus

Mediterranean Octopus is a Tapas style appetizer that reflects both Spanish and Italian influences. It features octopus tentacles that are poached in a flavored broth until almost tender, finished on the grill, and then served in a reduction of the poaching medium.

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A grilled octopus tentacle served as Meze style Greek appetizer

Grilled Octopus Greek Style
Grilled Octopus Greek Style

This Grilled Octopus Greek-Style Recipe features tentacles that have first been marinated in the Grecian style using olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. The finished result, served piping hot from the grill, makes for a terrific Meze type appetizer.

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A Fresh Octopus
A 2 Kg Octopus

Got an octopus to use and not sure what to do? Not to worry… Follow along here and learn how to prepare octopus by for use in all sorts of dishes.

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A Banchan of Octopus in a Gochujang based sauce

Octopus Banchan
Octopus Banchan

This Octopus Banchan is quite similar to the Korean dish, Nakji Bokkeum, in that both involve octopus cooked in a spicy, and somewhat sweet sauce made with the condiment known as Gochujang. The latter, however, is generally served hot as a main dish, often over rice or noodles, while the former, being a ‘banchan’ is served, generally cold, as a side dish.

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