A polpo vulgaris can be big. For 2p try to find a small ( cleaned) one of approx 900 grams and . After simple cooking in salted water with a few bay leaves until soft ( +/- 1 h) the weight will almost reduced to 1/2.
Chop the polpo in elegant pieces and store in the fridge.
Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 2 teaspoons of dried basil and the polpo. Bake and stir. Add pepper, salt and lemon juice.
Serve this delicious simple octopus with green asparagus and fresh coriander .