Start by cleaning the octopus. You will have to remove the
eyes and the thick 'beak' at the mouth opening. Turn the hood
inside out and discard all the jelly like innards. After
rinsing it well under cold running water, set the octopus into
a pot with out draining off the water. Cover the pot tightly
and set on medium heat. You will steam the octopus in its
liquid until it has all been absorbed.
Remove the steamed octopus from the pot and rinse again
under cold water and set aside to drain. Cut it up into 3 or 4
pieces and spread olive oil over them. Set the pieces on a
grill over hot coals and cook it. Careful, you want the heat
to be medium hot or else you will char the meat too much.
To serve, chop up the octopus into bite size pieces. Add
olive oil, vinegar, a good sprinkle of oregano and salt and
pepper to taste. Take care on the salt as octopus tends to be
salty from the sea.
Susie's Note: This is one of my kids'
favorite dishes. It is delicious just plain grilled and served
with a good squeeze of lemon juice. Try it both ways and see
what you like.