Free Healthy Recipe - Chargrilled Sesame Octopus and Watercress Salad

Dairy free, Low carbohydrate, Wheat Free

Copyright John Paul Urizar

Large lumps of octopus tentacles can be visually off-putting and tough. Ask your fish merchant specifically for small pieces or trim them down in size before cooking. This marinade imparts a delicious sesame flavour through the octopus and also helps tenderize the pieces. It can be cooked on a grill indoors or the hot plate of your BBQ - either way it's delicious.

2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 red-eye chilli finely chopped
1 kg baby octopus, washed and trimmed into small pieces
1 bunch watercress, washed and trimmed
150 grams cherry tomatoes

Sesame dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp tamari

Combine the sesame oil, lime juice and chilli and pour over the octopus. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Heat a grill pan to hot and char grill the octopus for 3 - 5 minutes until cooked through.
Combine the dressing ingredients.
Arrange the watercress and tomato on individual plates with the grilled octopus on top.
Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Note: As a source of protein, octopus equals red meat yet provides double the amount of iron and similar quantities of zinc. It's also significantly lower in fat with almost no saturated fat.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 10 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch, Salad
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1581 kj
Calories 378 kcal
Fat 21.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Total Protein 42.6 g
Fibre 1.7 g

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