Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Save Recipe Print
Warm Octopus and Sweet Onion Salad with Fresh Basil and Lemon Vinaigrette
Yield:
4 servings
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette:
Sweet Onion Salad:
Octopus:

Directions

For the vinaigrette: Place lemon juice, shallot, garlic and honey in a medium saucepan and reduce to 1/2 cup. Place reduced syrup into a blender, add olive oil and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and fold in the basil.

For the salad: Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft and caramelized. Add the vinegar and cook until reduced. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the octopus, water, vinegar, garlic, wine corks, bay leaf and peppercorns. In a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until tender, about 3 hours. Remove the octopus from the water and place on a platter lined with paper towels. Heat the grill or grill pan. Cut the octopus into pieces, brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

Assembly: 2 cups mixed greens Lemon vinaigrette Chopped fresh basil and parsley

Toss greens in a large bowl with 3 tablespoons lemon vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper. Place the greens on a large platter and top with the grilled octopus. Drizzle with more of the vinaigrette, top with the onion slices and sprinkle with the fresh herbs.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sweet and Spicy Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sweet Pepper Poppers

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Fried Onion Dip

Recipe courtesy of Amy Thielen

Chicken Poppy Seed Salad Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sweet Potato Mash

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Chickpea Feta Salad over Greens

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Old School Sweet Potato Souffle

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.