Inspired by an Octopus dish I had in San Sebastian, I created this flavour packed recipe as part of a Tapas dinner I had mid week. This is an easy to follow recipe which is packed with natural flavours and a must try.
I bought the pre cooked frozen Octopus from Sandy’s of Twickenham (Fishmongers), which saves me time.
I’ve recently discovered a good bottle of Olive oil from Marks and Spencer’s, labelled ‘Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ which has a robust and somewhat creamy taste. A 500ml bottle costs £5 which is cost effective as compared to my other favourite Olive oil made from Arbequina Olives which retails from £10.
The secret to naturally flavour packed dishes are the use of good quality ingredients. Admittedly, most of my expenses are food related as I love to cook and eat well. Another find was this scented and aromatic dried Greek Organic Oregano herb I purchased from Robsons of Hampton Hill, for £2.95.
Once opened ensure you store it in an airtight container and leave it in a scent free dark place. The last bunch I bought lasted for 6 months, hence it’s a cost effective buy. The highly scented and aromatic flavour of the Oregano mixed with fresh Thyme gives this dish a thumbs up.
As part of my Tapas feast I made this beautiful smoky grilled Prawns recipe. Why not try it as well?
To prepare this dish you will need the following ingredients;
350g of pre cooked frozen Octopus slices
30ml of Extra Virgin oil
1 teaspoonful of Chilli flakes
10g of fresh Thyme
1 teaspoonful of dried Oregano
1 teaspoonful of Sumac
2 cloves of Garlic
Half a teaspoon of Salt
Watch how to make this dish on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.
Best to serve this dish with a few slices of any crusty bread or better still toasted Sourdough bread. Serve with a bowl of mixed a Green salad or Chimichurri for that extra je ne sais quoi.
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