Baby Octopus Salad Recipe

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  1. Rinse octopuses under cold water, then cover with water by 2 inches in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot. Bring to a boil with bay leaf, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until octopuses are tender (tentacles can easily be pierced with a fork), about 45 minutes.
  2. Transfer octopuses to a colander with tongs, then discard cooking liquid and bay leaf. When cool enough to handle, cut off and discard heads and halve octopuses lengthwise. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, and oregano. Toss octopuses with dressing and marinate, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Cooks' notes: •If you can't find baby octopuses, you can substitute a 2 1/2-lb regular octopus, though the texture will not be as delicate. Discard head of regular octopus, then cut body and tentacles into 2-inch pieces; follow baby- octopus cooking procedure (above), but simmer about 1 1/2 hours rather than 45 minutes. If your sea salt is very granular and pebblelike, crush it using the flat side of a large heavy knife or the bottom of a heavy skillet. •Octopuses can be cooked and cut (but not tossed with dressing) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before proceeding.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 134.31 Kcal (562 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.96g 14%
Cholesterol 46.48mg 15%
Sodium 232.84mg 10%
Potassium 8.66mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.51g 0%
Sugars 0.1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.16g 1%
Protein 13.64g 27%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Iron 5.8mg 32%
Calcium 45.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 107.22 Kcal (449 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.15g 14%
Cholesterol 37.11mg 15%
Sodium 185.88mg 10%
Potassium 6.91mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.4g 0%
Sugars 0.08g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.13g 1%
Protein 10.89g 27%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Iron 4.6mg 32%
Calcium 36.3mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.4
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

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