Octopus is a tasty seafood that can be eaten in salads, serve with crackers, purchased fresh to cook at home or canned in olive oil. These are just few options that can be used with this delicacy.
I prefer the white chunks marinated in olive oil for this spread. Incidentally, my daddy loved fishing as a hobby and would bring fresh octopus home for me to cook. They scare the heck out of me, but he cleaned and move them to the pot for me, then I did my magic. What a treat!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $8.54 or .28 per Tea sandwich
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Servings: Makes about 1 ½ cup (or about 30 Tea sandwiches)
1 can of octopus and its oil ($3.80)
5 oz. cream cheese at room temperature ($1.25)
1 small garlic (.30)
½ small red onion (.20)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (.15)
1 tsp. fresh Basil (.20)
Lemon Pepper to taste (.15)
3- Baby cucumbers to garnish (.50)
1 bag of white bread ($1.99)
In a food processor or blender, add the garlic, onion, Lemon Pepper to taste and process.
Add the cream cheese and process, then add fresh lemon juice, basil and finally the can of octopus with the oil and process just until it all blend but you still see Octopus small pieces throughout.
HACK: How to use this spread:
This is quite versatile; these are some of my suggestions to use it:
Use as spread into white sandwich bread to make Tea Sandwiches.
Use as dip with assorted crudité
Use as spread on assorted crackers.
Garnish with fresh Chopped Basil.
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