Pickled Octopus in a jar
Whenever I am in Greece for holidays and I am out in a tavern eating with my friends there are some typical things that I always like to order just because I miss them so much when I am in the UK. I could name a lot, squid’s , Greek souvlakia , and many more… but in this instance we are going to speak about octopus! J
I don’t know but maybe it is a new year’s revelation for me to eat more octopus and try to cook it in different ways as I already tried it with pasta as they usually cook it in Greece but there are some other ways also.
Ok, typically it is grilled, and being in Greece with the sun, it helps to have it most of the times like that. Nevertheless, we are not in Mediterranean and recently in the UK we have been under constant rain for the last 2-3 months. Soooo…we are going to try it a bit differently. We are going to try a boiled Octopus in a jar!
Many people will not believe me but that was the way my mother was sending me octopus cooked all the way from Greece. As you know by now Greek mothers can do all crazy stuff about their sons and yes that was/is one of them.
The point about this recipe is that you can have it and keep it in the refrigerator for some days and always serve it as a starter or a side dish. I am telling you it can hold! My mother was sending it all the way from Greece to UK when I was student together with other goodies… Oh those were the times… 🙂
Anyway, that’s how you should make your own boiled Octopus with vinegar in a jar
- One Octopus! I don’t remember how big it was the one I had, but size does matter in those situations as it will get smaller in size after you boil it.
- Olive Oil
- 3-4 bay leaves
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- One jar around 750ml that you have cleaned really good.