Cold Octopus Salad

INSALATA-DI-POLPO-.jpg

2.5 lb  octopus Raw
a sprig of thyme –
a bay leaf –
extra virgin olive oil –
salt –
pepper –
parsley –
lemon –
For the salad recipe if raw, gut and rinse the octopus, place in a saucepan, cover with cold water, add a sprig of thyme and a bay leaf and boil covered for 30 minutes from start of boiling.

Let it cool in the cooking water covered.  Remove when cool, drain strip the body and cut it into slices, eliminating eyes and beak. Separate the tentacles.

Dress it warm (the flavors blend better) with oil, salt, pepper, lemon and parsley