Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
2 pounds|1 kg fresh octopus, cleaned (have your fishmonger do this)
1 ½ pounds|700 grams potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
⅓ cup parsley leaves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Cover the octopus with water in a large saucepan. Salt generously, then cook until tender over medium heat, about 1 hour. Chill, then cut the octopus into 1-inch pieces.
- Meanwhile, cover the potatoes with generously salted water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain, then cool the potatoes completely.
- In a large bowl, toss the octopus, potatoes, and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
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