An octopus can be such a freaky sea animal to some people but for others, it is actually a nice delicacy. In order to enjoy the delicacy, the octopus has to be well prepared. A rather important fact that you need to know before you start preparing the octopus is that while being cooked, the octopus loses a large percentage of its volume.
So the final meal will actually be of less quantity. One of the methods of preparing an octopus includes grilling. If you don’t own a grill, check out grill2day.com they have a list of the best grill reviews 2016. Grilling an octopus not only tenderizes the rather tough meat but also adds more flavor to it. There are several styles of grilling the octopus for example we have the Italian, Japanese and Greek grilling styles among others.
I am actually accustomed to the Greek style because I Greek…haha. The restaurants there offer the delicacy as either a small dish or a maze. These are usually accompanied with bread, cheese or olives.
Once you taste the meal, the main question that will be running through your mind is actually how to grill octopus Greek style. I have just the right answer that you need for the question. Here are a few steps that you need to follow in order to grill your octopus well the Greek style.
Steps on How to grill Octopus Greek Style
1. First you need to clean the octopus well, that involves the removal of the eyes, the stomach, the ink sac and the beak. This cleaning process can be so squeamish so you need to put on a pair of gloves.
2. Put the clean octopus into a large pot with enough boiling water, red and white wine. Get it to boil slowly then reduce the heat to simmer .Add the chopped onions, minced garlic and peppercorns and allow it to simmer with the lid on for
3 quarters of an hour until the octopus is tender.
3. Meanwhile as the octopus tenderizes, you can prepare your marinade. Combine the minced garlic, salt, black pepper and parsley. Also put in some olive oil, red wine and vinegar to provide that unique taste.
4. Now remove the octopus from the pot and allow it to drain and cool off. Once it is cool enough, cut off its tentacles from the top and then do away with the body.
5. After discarding the body, you can now insert the tentacles in a large bowl containing the marinade. You need to let the tentacles marinate for a period of 15 to 30 minutes to get the ideal taste.
6. Simply preheat the grill
7. Place the tentacles on the grill grates and grill them over low coal for about 4 to
5 minutes. You might want to be keen enough to frequently turn the pieces in order to brown them evenly. Taste the pieces for tenderness.
8. This is the final step and mostly what you have been waiting for. Remove the tentacle pieces from the grill and serve them. You can serve them with Greek salad, parsley or lemon wedges for a better taste.