Chargrilled Octopus and Chouriço with Salsa Verde

As soon as the weather turned warmer I found myself wanting to eat lighter. I pick up frozen octopus often at my local Portugusese market, in this case a small section of groceries overfilling a tiny café nearby. Sourcing products all us Portuguese immigrants miss. This recipe is perfect for summer. It recalls the romantic evenings spent with my husband along the Douro river in Porto. According to experts, some of the best wild octopus is caught in Portuguese waters. Chargrilled octopus is a delicacy and not cheap either. At just under £35 a kilo, my little beauty was about 1400 kilograms. It gave me enough to serve 4 as a main and 8 as a starter. It really is worth the effort and price tag.

Crawley,West Sussex UK

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