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Grilled octopus with roasted eggplant salad

  • Gluten Free Diet

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Grilled octopus with roasted eggplant salad

Method

For the octopus

  • Rinse the octopus well to remove any dirt from its tentacles.
  • Cut the onions into 4 and add them to a pot.
  • Put the octopus on top of the onions, with its mantle facing up.
  • Add the vinegar, the peppercorns, and cover the surface of the pot with plastic wrap.
  • Transfer the pot over medium heat and boil for 20-25 minutes, until the octopus is tender.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, carefully remove the plastic wrap, and check if the octopus is tender. Do not worry if it isn’t completely tender, as you will also grill it on the barbecue.
  • Remove the octopus from the pot and set it aside to slightly cool. 
  • Cut its mantle and remove the beak. Clean its mantle from any innards that may be left and separate its tentacles.
  • Grease the tentacles, the mantle, and grill them on the barbecue for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden.

For the salad

  • Cut the eggplants into 1 cm thick slices and grease them using the 50 out of the 80 g olive oil.
  • Grill the slices on the barbecue, for 2 minutes on each side, until they are golden.
  • Cut the manouri cheese into slices and grill it for 1 minute on each side, until slightly golden.
  • Remove the eggplant slices and the manouri from the heat and transfer them to a bowl.
  • Cut the tomatoes into 1 cm thick slices and add them to the bowl with the eggplants and the manouri.
  • Finely chop the mint, the parsley, the garlic, and add them to the bowl.
  • Add the remaining 30 g olive oil, salt, pepper, and mix with a spoon.

To serve

  • Serve the octopus with the salad and garnish with lemon slices.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

533
Calories (kcal)
27 %

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.

34.0
Total Fat (g)
49 %

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.

14.0
Saturated Fat (g)
70 %

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.

10.0
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

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.

3.4
Sugars (g)
4 %

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.

45.0
Protein (g)
90 %

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.

2.2
Fibre (g)
9 %

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.

2.2
Sodium (g)
37 %

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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