Greek style Charred octopus

Clock 30 mins
Clock Super Easy
Greek style Charred octopus

Ingredients

• 2 cloves of garlic crushed with the back of your knife
• Peel of one lemon (use a veg peeler to remove)
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 1 whole lemon cut into wedges for serving.
• Oregano leaves and stalks
• Sea salt to season
• Cracked black pepper to taste
• 1 chopped chilli (optional)
• Olive Oil

Method

  1. Clean octopus, removing insides of head, beak and eyes.
  2. Cut off tentacles from the body
  3. Place a piece of baking paper on a sheet of heavy-duty foil or make a double layer of foil.
  4. Place all ingredients (Octopus, lemon & juice, Oregano, and olive oil) onto the foil and baking paper, fold into an envelope making sure that the it seals very well, and no liquid can escape.
  5. Place on pre heated Beefeater hot plate for 10 – 12 minutes, you will see steam coming from the joins, it’s doing its thing.
  6. Open the foil parcel, carefully, place the octopus on the pre-heated chargrill, this will not take long. Looking for some nice char marks.
  7. Cut into smaller pieces or just leave the legs whole and serve with lemon wedges and oregano leaves.