Octopus with BBQ Balsamic Cream and avocado salad – Kalamata Papadimitriou

Octopus with BBQ Balsamic Cream and avocado salad

Vassilis Sikalias, Chef



1 octopus (1200 gr)
1 small onion
1 small carrot
200 ml apple cider vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp peppercorns (4 pepper mix)
½ cup olive oil
3 tbsp BBQ Balsamic Cream Kalamata Papadimitriou

1 avocado
1 spring onion
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
5 leaves of spearmint
The zest and juice from one lime
1 small red hot pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
Slices of one lime
Salt and pepper

For the octopus:
Put some water in a saucepan. Add the peppercorns, bay leaves, carrot, onion, vinegar and the octopus. Cover with the lid and cook for 30 minutes until the octopus is tender. Then strain and cut it into pieces.

For the avocado salad:
Cut the avocado into pieces and put it in a bowl. Add the lime zest, spring onion, spearmint, coriander, hot pepper, lime juice, salt, pepper, olive oil and mix.
Heat some olive oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the boiled octopus so it develops a crust. Add the BBQ balsamic cream and mix.
Serve the octopus with the avocado salad. Sprinkle with lemon zest and garnish with lime slices.

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