If you're looking for an interesting and eclectic seafood dish, try making pan-fried octopus with Croatian extra virgin olive oil! This meaty dish is succulent and full of flavor from some of the highest-quality Croatian olive oil around. To make it, start by heating two tablespoons of Croatian extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 whole onion and 4-5 cloves of garlic to the pan, unpeeled. Now add to the pan 2 washed 1 kg octopus, along with a pinch of white peppercorn and 4 bay leaves. Reduce heat to low and let cook for at least 45 minutes until tentacles are tender - careful not to overcook them! Serve the cooked octopus with a drizzle of the Croatian extra virgin olive oil for added flavor!
Sauce Pan Octopus
Selo Olive Oil
1 kg octopus, whole
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, whole, unpeeled
4-5 cloves garlic, unpeeled
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
4 bay leaves (optional)
Add the onion and garlic and cook to the hot sauce pan.
Reduce the heat to low and add the octopus to the pan. It will cook in its own water.
Pour in the white wine.
Stir in the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Let cook for 45 minutes, or until the tentacles are tender.