INGREDIENTS

Preparation

Octopus can be tough if not tenderised before cooking. The traditional way to tenderise the meat is to hurl it against rocks; an easier method is to simmer it for an hour. After pre-cooking, grill or stew the octopus until tender. Rice with octopus is a popular fried dish from Portugal, or try stewing it in Elizabeth David's Genoese fish stew or burrida.