Ingredients (4 people)
1 and 1/4kg of octopus
1 laurel leaf
2 tablespoons of paprika
4 tablespoons of olive oil
After cleaning the octopus carefully.
Hit the octopus so that it becomes more tender and then leave
for two hours to repose. To hit it use a wooden pestle or mallet.
Heat a large saucepan with abundant water and laurel. When it
boils, submerge the octopus 3 or 4 times holding by a part or
with tongs. Then leave to boil until you can test that it is cooked.
To do this pierce with a fork. If the octopus is frozen leave
to boil in the water with laurel and salt. In this case it is
not necessary to hit it. Once tender, we drain well, cut it and
place in a serving dish.
Sprinkle with paprika (better if it is slightly spicy) and cover
with olive oil. Season lightly with a fine salt. Move the octopus
with a wooden spoon so that it absorbs the dressing well.