This is the first time I ever eat (and cook) baby octopus. In my opinion fishermen must not fish octopus (octopi or octopuses choose which ever is correct) when it is so small. It becomes even smaller when it is cooked. Octopus should be left to grow to be at least 2 to 3 kg. This is the perfect size to use for this recipe or dry it in the sun then grill it for ouzo meze, or to braise it in wine or vinegar.
|Whole Octopus Being Dried Under The Warm Sun Of Greece. Courtesy of Google.|
|Octopus Tentacles Being Dried In The Sun. Courtesy Of Google|
It is so beautiful to have lunch at a seaside taverna wearing your bathing suit, where a typical Greek mother is frying fresh sardines, the husband charcoal grilling the octopus tentacles, the daughter preparing a nice Horiatiki Salata (Greek salad) with Feta, and the son serving tables the food, the retsina (Greek resinated wine) or Greek Fix, Mythos beer.