"Ingredients, serving 4 people:
2 octopuses (or octopi?!) about 1 1/2 lb each, cleaned - yes! At the fish market I made sure that no cleaning was involved :)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tablespoon of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
1 medium eggplant
salt and pepper
Preparation time: About 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Step 1: Cook the whole octopus in salted boiling water for about 30 minutes. Adjust the time based on the size.
Step 2: While the octopus boils, cut the eggplants and zucchinis in long slices, about 1/8 of an inch thick. Season with olive oil and salt, and grill in a grilling pan. It smells delicious over here :)
Step 3: Cut the grilled vegetables in smaller pieces, place them in an oven pan with a few slices of garlic and a bit of olive oil. Keep warm in oven.
Step 4: At the end of the 30 minutes, remove the pot with the octopus from the heat and let it cool off in the same water. Drain and cut in big pieces.
Step 5: In a large bowl marinate the pieces with olive oil, sliced garlic and parsley. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, or more if you are still working on grilling the vegetables.
Step 6: Heat a grilling pan over medium heat. Cook each side of the octopus for about 5 minutes, brushing with the oil from the bowl.
Step 7: Garnish with parsley and serve immediately over the grilled vegetables.
Great first attempt! I will surely prepare this dish again. Healthy and delicious!"
I'm not too handy with a grill/fire but I can certain give this a try!