Octopus with Garlic - Polipi Veraci All'Aglio
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Cut out the eyes and mouth of the octopus.
Remove the ink sac and internal bone.
Cut off the tough points in the tentacles.
Put each octopus on a board and beat them well to break the fibers and make the meat more tender.
Wash them in running water until they are very white; do not dry but put them in an earthen- ware dish and season with oil, flavored with garlic, bay leaf and cumin seeds.
Cover the dish tightly with a sheet of waxed paper or foil tied around the top with string.
Put the dish over a very low heat between 1 and 2 hours, according to the size of the octopus.
When they are tender, drain them, season with additional oil, salt, green pepper, rosemary leaves and parsley.
Serve in a tureen.