Octopus is a mollusk very used and appreciated in Italian cuisine, above all in Southern Italy.
In order to clean octopus you just need to remove eyes, beak and innards. A crucial step to cook fresh octopus is tenderizing, so that you break the fiber and get a tender flesh.
So, let’s see How to Clean Octopus.
Thoroughly rinse octopus under fresh running water, remove eyes by cutting the sac at eyes height, then remove beak as well, by cutting around it.
With a steak hammer, tenderise octopus on a cutting board.
Remove innards by turning the sac inside out, and rinse again under running water, while brushing, to remove the skin.
Now you can use the octopus according to the recipe you’re following.