Home made pickled octopus, great for when the boys (and girls) are around having an ale watching the footy (Aussie rules of course). Or whilst having a ham-in doing modelling or designing the next space craft!!!
You need this,
1kg of octopus (preferably 1 big one) avoid the baby occies if possible.
3 or 4 jars (about 550g/0.5 litre).
Base pickle sauce: (you can add whatever you want to the base).
35% Olive oil
chopped herbs of your choice
fresh or minced garlic.
Take said occy, boil lots of water, place occy in and boil briefly. Then turn down and simmer (slight rolling simmer) for NO LESS than 60 mins and NO MORE than 70 mins. The occy will be so tender you will cry!!!
Remove the skin by brushing with your hand when cool. Chop up and add to your pickle base, whack on the lid, put in fridge for 7 days and presto, you demon of the home made man food you!!!!
The best I have made is the above with this to the base:
2 tablespoons of tomato paste (concentrate).
1 Small chilli sliced and diced
2 Large tablespoons of Sweet Thai Chilli sauce.
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"A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes