Purchase fresh octopus
Buy the freshest octopus that you find in the market. You can usually get the parts of an octopus that you want at most good seafood markets. Be aware of the fact that tentacles are great appetizers and a treat for food lovers. Moreover, the head parts like the siphon and mantle are very tender and can be prepared easily. Do not refrain from the eyes as a number of people believe they are the tastiest part of the octopus.
Boil the octopus meat in salty water for at least 35 minutes or until the colour becomes dark purple. You can add salt in as much quantity as you want depending on the amount of octopus meat you are cooking. This is important for tentacles as they are chewy and as a result, you need to cook them properly to make them easy to eat. Also, precooking will make the tentacles less chewy. Deep fry precooked octopus for a lovely appetizer. You should deep fry the tentacles in a deep fryer or wok until they get golden brown. Prepare deep fried octopus with classic marinara, lemon or tartar sauce.
Brown precooked octopus tentacles
Precook octopus by adding two pounds of sliced meat to a fryer with eight tablespoons of olive oil, 150 ml of red wine, six tablespoons of red wine vinegar, four bay leaves, two teaspoons of dried oregano and one big chopped tomato. Then brown it for an hour and put water and wine when it dries. You can eat the tentacles with garlic bread, salad and rice. Another great option is to pickle the precooked meat and store it in a jar for future use.