- STEP 1
Wash the celery and the carrot and put them in a sauce spoon with plenty of cold water, the bay leaves, garlic, vinegar, salt and bring to the boil.
- STEP 2
When the water boils, holding the octopus from the head, dip the tentacles in and out of the water repeatedly for 4 times until they curl up (this will make them tender) then dip the whole octopus into the water.
- STEP 3
Turn the heat down, cover it up and let it cook for about 35 minutes.
- STEP 4
Check that it is cooked by prickling it with a fork. It should be tender, if not let it cook for longer.
- STEP 5
When cooked, take it out of the water and let it cool down.
- STEP 6
Chop it into small pieces, then add the lemon, the cooked chopped carrot, olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, parsley and mix it all up well.