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Greek octopus balls

  • Dairy Free Diet

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Greek octopus balls

Method

  • Wash and clean the octopus thoroughly. Remove the mouth and eyes and scrub the suckers to remove any grit or sand.
  • Place the octopus in a deep pot. Add the peppercorns, bay leaves, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Cover pot with plastic wrap and allow to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how tender you like your octopus.
  • When ready, remove the peppercorns. Some may be stuck on the octopus.
  • Chop the octopus into pieces and transfer to a bowl.
  • Finely chop the herbs, the spring onion, and add them to the bowl along with lime zest and lime juice. Stir with a spoon.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and the flour to the bowl. Lightly beat the egg and add it to the bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, salt, pepper and stir with the spoon to combine.
  • Shape about 17 balls and add them to a baking pan with flour. Make sure to cover their whole surface with the flour.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a frying pan with the sunflower oil over medium heat.
  • Dust off any excess flour from the meatballs and add them to the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2 minutes, until they are golden brown. 
  • Remove, transfer them to a clean baking pan and bake for 10 minutes.

For the sauce

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of tahini and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl.
  • When completely combined, the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix.

To serve

  • Serve the octopus balls with the sauce, lemon slices and finely chopped spring onion.

Tip

Dredge them in flour and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month!

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

77
Calories (kcal)
4 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

2.9
Total Fat (g)
4 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.5
Saturated Fat (g)
3 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

5.8
Total Carbs (g)
2 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

0.9
Sugars (g)
1 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.3
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.7
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.34
Sodium (g)
6 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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