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Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries – Recipe

2014/08/19 by Varga László

Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe

This is a recipe I invented for my birthday. Usually for my birthday cooking I use strawberries because they are in season and they taste great when bought from the farmsers market, but normally I would do chicken salad with strawberries.
But because earlier this year I had a cooking night with a friend who prepared a raw calamari salad, I was inspired by his achievement and replaced chicken with calamari.
This was only the first course, the second one will follow soon, it’s chicken 😉

Ingredients (6 servings):

  • 1 kg calamari stripsGrilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe
  • 500 g (smaller) octopus tentacles
  • 1 kg fresh strawberries
  • 5-6 spring onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a tablespoon (to taste) balsamic vinegar
  • Hungarian barbeque style seasoning mix – optional

Preparation method:

  1. Salt and pepper the calamari and octopus. I also added some spice mixture of Hungarian inspiration called Spicy Puszta.Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe
  2. Let them rest for about 5 minutes.
  3. Wash the strawberries and cut them in halves.Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe
  4. Cut the spring onions into 1 cm pieces.
  5. Grill the seafood over high heat for cca 10 minutes turning them, until they get a bit charcoaled at the surface.Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe
  6. Let the seafood cool down, then cut the calamari and octopus into 1 cm slices.
  7. Add to a bowl the strawberries, calamari, octopus and spring onions.Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe
  8. Drizzle over some balsamic vinegar and stir the salad gently     Grilled Calamari and Octopus Salad with Strawberries - Recipe

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