Main course

Octopus with Tomato Jam, Chorizo with Artichoke Hearts


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Octopus with Tomato Jam, Chorizo with Artichoke Hearts
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Chef Michael Kempf from the Mandala Hotel explains his recipe for octopus with chorizo

For the artichoke hearts
For the vinaigrette with capers
For the tomato and chorizo jam
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  • Recipe category Main course
  • Recipe yield 4

Cut the head off the octopus and wash the tentacles well. Put it in a pot of cold water, cover and boil slowly for 1 hour (take the lid off when the water boils). Wash vegetables and chop coarsely, leaving the peel on; add to the octopus. Add vinegar, sea salt and spices; cook over a slow fire for another 2 hours. Check the octopus with a toothpick. Leave it to cool in the broth, cut the tentacles in half and marinade them in the olive oil and herbs. Grill slowly on both sides.

Clean the artichokes. Bring all the remaining ingredients to a boil, add salt to taste, and boil the artichokes until “al dente”. Heat the cooked-down broth gently, add olive oil and flavour with remaining ingredients. Peel tomatoes, cut into quarters, remove seeds and mince.

Sauté a shallot gently in the olive oil, add the minced peeled tomatoes and Chorizo sausage and thin with tomato juice. Add herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and acacia honey and blend well. Taste for salt.

To serve: Warm the artichokes and green beans in the vinaigrette with capers. Arrange the tomato jam on the plate. Place artichokes and green beans over it. Place the octopus and the wild greens in the centre of the dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fried capers.

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