Mirin Baked Octopus
This delicate and tender Octopus recipe blends perfectly tastes of the Mediterranean & The East.
Super easy to prepare and looks amazing when served with some simple salad and crusty bread....
1 - 1.5 kg octopus ideally fresh if possible
2 tablespoons Hinode Hon Mirin 1L
3 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of pepper
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons allspice
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Some extra olive oil and Mirin for serving
Preheat your oven to 320°F (160°C)
Rinse the octopus and discard any stuff from the inner part of its hood. Remove its tooth from the centre (the easiest way to do that is to cut the octopus in half.)
Make a cross with two sheets of foil, about 1.5-2 feet each.
Place a piece of baking paper on the center of the cross and place the octopus on top of it. Pour the olive oil and Mirin over the octopus, add the rest of the ingredients and wrap firmly with the foil.
Place on a baking tray and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes. Unwrap and check to see if the octopus is tender. If it seems a little tough, bake for 30 more minutes.