OCTOPUS WITH CHORIZO AND POTATOES

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 3/4 pounds RAMON PEÑA octopus tentacles
  • 3/4 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons KNOLIVE extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
  • 5 ounces cured chorizo JOSELITO, cut into 1/2-inch dice
Steps  

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil with the onion and bay leaves. Using tongs, carefully dip the octopus into the boiling water 3 times, then leave it in the water. Cook the octopus over moderately low heat until tender, about 
1 hour. Remove from the heat and let the octopus stand in the water for 10 minutes; drain. Cut the octopus into 1/2-inch pieces.

In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with water and add salt. Bring to a boil and simmer over moderate heat until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Toss the potatoes with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the thyme; season with salt and pepper.

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