GRILLED OCTOPUS WITH SPICY PINE NUT HUMMUS

GRILLED OCTOPUS WITH SPICY PINE NUT HUMMUS

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For 2 servings 

    INGREDIENTS FOR GRILLED OCTOPUS:

    • 1 whole octopus 
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/2 lemon 
    • 1/4 c pitted green olives
    • 1 tbsp pitted black olives
    • 1 tsp capers
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
    • 1 tsp fresh parsley
    1. Fill a large pot with water. 
    2. Generously season water with salt. Add octopus and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 35 mins. 
    3. While the octopus is cooking, make Spicy Pine Nut Hummus; set aside.
    4. Once hummus is prepared, use your fingers to break olives into small pieces; set aside. 
    5. Place 3 tbsp olive oil, pieced olives, capers, minced garlic and red pepper flakes into a sauté pan. Heat to low, allow to warm and cook ingredients slowly. Once fragrant, remove from heat and set aside to cool. 
    6. After 35 mins, take octopus out of simmering water. Lay on towel to absorb excess water. 
    7. Heat cast iron skillet to high heat. 
    8. Slice arms off octopus. Place in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper; mix well. 
    9. Once skillet is hot, place octopus arms onto the skillet. Allow to char and cook for 2 mins on each side. 
    10. To plate, smear hummus on plate; lay octopus arms across hummus. Pour olive and caper sauce over octopus. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the top. Sprinkle chopped pistachios and fresh chopped parsley over plate. 
    11. Serve immediately. 

    INGREDIENTS FOR SPICY PINE NUT HUMMUS:

    • 2 c garbanzo beans (soaked or canned)
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1/3 c tahini 
    • 1 tbsp pine nuts
    • 1 lemon
    • 1/3 c olive oil
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1/3 c warm water
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    1. In a food processor toss in garbanzo beans, garlic cloves, tahini, pine nuts, lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper. 
    2. Blend everything together until smooth. Add water as necessary to achieve desired consistency.
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