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Recipe Category: Main Courses

Smoked Paprika Octopus with Garlic Potato Mash

A little time and some herbs make this octopus tender and delicious.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
  • 1 kg frozen octopus tentacles, thawed
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • ½ bunch thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 800g potatoes, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, extra, peeled
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, extra
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • extra thyme leaves, for garnish

Place octopus, onions and thyme in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer covered for 1 hour until the octopus is tender. Remove octopus from liquid and refrigerate until cold. Combine crushed garlic, lemon juice, smoked paprika and oil together to make a dressing and season to taste.
Cut potatoes into chunks and bring to the boil in a large saucepan of salted water. Add garlic cloves and boil for 20-30 minutes until very tender. Drain and mash potatoes and garlic together until very smooth. Slowly mix in extra oil and season to taste.
To serve, cut octopus into pieces, spoon potato mash onto individual plates, top with octopus, drizzle with dressing and garnish with thyme leaves.

Recipe Type: Casserole, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Seafood, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 11/04/2012

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