Starters & Light meals

Pickled octopus and seaweed salad


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  • 8 baby squid
  • Olive oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • ¼ cup red-wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea kelp (seaweed)
  • Water
  • Octopus

Clean and remove the heads from baby squid. In a pan over a high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and, when hot, cook the squid until they curl and become a purple-coral colour.
Transfer to a bowl, add olive oil, cloves crushed garlic, red-wine vinegar and the juice of 1 lemon. Rehydrate sea kelp* in a little water and drain. Toss with the octopus and serve the following day as a summer tapas.

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

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