Octopus Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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We’ve had the tradition of every Tuesday being Taco Tuesday for several years now. Although we love traditional beef tacos in crunchy shells, we don’t have them that often. I love to explore different flavors and ingredients for our tacos, so every week is a new adventure. We’ve made so many types of different tacos, I was really searching for something different, that’s when I decided we should try octopus.

Before making these tacos, I had never actually made octopus at home. We have had it at restaurants several times, and I knew loved it, so I couldn’t wait to make it at home.

It was really easy. You just boil the octopus until it’s tender and sear it, or grill it if you like. Skipping the boiling makes the octopus really tough and chewy.

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For the salsa, I decided to make a simple pineapple and cucumber salsa. This cool sweet salsa pairs wonderfully with the salty octopus. I also made a simple spicy mayo to fisnish these tacos with mayo, hot sauce and lime. It was so simple.

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You can find this recipe for Octopus Tacos with Pineapple Salsa at the Kitchenthusiast Blog at KitchenAid.com.

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