In An Octopus’s Garden - Χταπόδι Στη Recipe

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  1. FOR THE OCTOPUS: Rinse it well and clean it removing the ink sack, eyes and other displeasantries. Slice the lemons and put them into a large pot filled with the water and with the vinegar, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil. Add the octopi whole and reduce the heat to all but a simmer. Cook gently for 30 minutes then drain and cool.
  2. When cool, further clean it by taking off the membranous skin. Separate the tentacles and slice the head into thick strips. Set it into the marinade for 6 hours.
  3. Cook it upon a charcoal grill and a little smoke-wood wouldn’t hurt.
  4. FOR THE SALSA: De-seed the cucumber, and with the peel still on chop it finely. Chop the peppers a little larger and finely chop the herbs. The olives need only be roughly chopped. Mix in the cheese and the pepper flakes and dress with the oil and lemon juice. Season with the salt.
  5. FOR THE SALAD: Cut all the vegetables into pristine sizes and shapes but not too thickly. Lightly toss them in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook them likewise on the charcoal grill.
  6. When finished put the lot of them into a bowl, add the spinach and toss in the Greek vinaigrette. This may be a good time to mention that the pita bread should have been oiled and grilled too.
  7. SERVE: Divide the salad into four portions in the center of some suitable plates. Divide the octopus similarly and set it on top. Garnish the top with the salsa and the wedges of the bread along the border of the plate.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1054.4 Kcal (4415 kJ)
Calories from fat 946.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 105.16g 162%
Cholesterol 23.85mg 8%
Sodium 2242.82mg 93%
Potassium 540.03mg 11%
Total Carbs 20.99g 7%
Sugars 7.67g 31%
Dietary Fiber 5.63g 23%
Protein 4.79g 10%
Vitamin C 179.4mg 299%
Vitamin A 4.3mg 142%
Iron 132mg 733%
Calcium 509.4mg 51%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 31.57 Kcal (132 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.15g 162%
Cholesterol 0.71mg 8%
Sodium 67.15mg 93%
Potassium 16.17mg 11%
Total Carbs 0.63g 7%
Sugars 0.23g 31%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 23%
Protein 0.14g 10%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 299%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 142%
Iron 4mg 733%
Calcium 15.3mg 51%

* 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

  • 29.1
  • 29

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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