Kathleen and I went to the greek grocer yesterday. This place is a large wholesaler and has a small retail operation as well.
While we were there she decided we should pick up an octopus. I was a bit hesitant because I know our freezer is fairly full but she was able to convince me with the words "You have never grilled an octopus". Who am I to stand in the way of her happiness.
In another thread about octopus I suggested this article
and since I suggested it I felt the need to try it this time.
The octopus after rinsing:
While it is blanching:
In the dutch oven to braise. I used greek oragano from our herb garden and some lemon juice along with the juice from the octopus.
I won't be able to grill it today with the rain. I will serve some of it cold on the side with the salad for dinner tonight though.