Whenever I'm in Barcelona, as I am now, I always try to eat and buy the things I cannot or it's almost inpossible to find in London, like one of my favourite ingredients ever: octopus. I have even brought it along with me to London (in the suitcase). I love the texture, the flavour and the fact that it's so healthy. It's sad to think that this creature is one of the cleverest in nature, but it's so tasty! I know this dish can be considered a rarity, but if you ever have the chance, and dare to cook it, dont hesitate, it's one of the most delicious things...
Cooked octopus (to cook it, just pop it into a pressure cooker filled with boiling water and cook for 20mins/half hour, or cook for an hour in a normal pan)
extra virgin olive oil
Heat the octopus, cut into not very big slices, use a wooden plate if you have one, which is the authentic way of serving it, add a splash of extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and sea salt and serve inmediately. Enjoy...