1-2 pounds octopus
1/2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 T. sweet paprika
1/2 cup olive oil
Braise your octopus as directed in the instructions below.
Meanwhile, put the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic in a mortar and pound it until it is a paste. Slowly add the olive oil, stirring and mashing all the while. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you could use a food processor, but the texture will be different.
When the octopus is tender and still warm, cut into chunks, put into a large bowl and toss with the sauce. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the bowl and toss to combine.
Serve warm or at room temperature with slices of lemon.
Prep Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes