Fantasy of octopus and parsley on creamy potato pie

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Fantasy of octopus and parsley on creamy potato pie

A traditional Mediterranean dish, full of taste, with a modern touch and easy to prepare thanks to our secret ingredient: Sword frozen octopus, as delicious as freshly caught and ready to cook.

A delicious recipe for restaurants or to amaze your guests, that may be used also as starter depending on the serving size.

Difficulty: Low                  Prep Time: 70 minutes

Difficoltà: Bassa          Tempo: 70 min (circa)          Piatto: Antipasto/Secondo

Ingredients for the octopus*

  • 700 gr Sword frozen octopus
  • 100 gr Carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley
  • Half lemon
  • Olive oil
  • ½ glass of white wine

Ingredients for the pie*

  • 100 ml of whole milk
  • 15 gr butter
  • 15 gr grated parmesan cheese
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

 *Recipe for 2/3 portions

  1. Immerse the frozen octopus in cold water together with bay leaves, celery, carrots, garlic, parsley and a drop of white wine. Cover and bring to boil over high heat, then simmer it for 35/40 minutes. After the cooking time, leave it cool-down in its water.
  2. In the meantime boil potatoes for 35 minutes. Drain and leave them cool down for few minutes. Peel the potatoes, add salt, pepper and nutmeg at your taste and crush with a potato masher.
  3. Heat the milk and mix it into a pot with the mashed potatoes, mix it and simmer until the milk is completely absorbed. Put out the fire and add butter, grated parmesan cheese and a bit of chopped parsley then leave it cool down.
  4. Drain the octopus and pose it on a chopping board. Cut it into desired size and add salt and pepper at your taste. Finally prepare a mixture of parsley, lemon juice and olive oil.
  5. Now you can compose your plate! With the aid of a round mould design the shape of your creamy potato pie, pose the octopus on the top and add the lemon and parsley mixture.

Your  fantasy of octopus and parsley on creamy potato pie is ready to serve and enjoy.

Buon appetito by Sword!

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