Ramadan recipes: flavorful grilled octopus from Chef Salvador

Grilled octopus is chock full of key nutrients. (Supplied)
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Updated 17 May 2020

Ramadan recipes: flavorful grilled octopus from Chef Salvador

DUBAI: Octopus is chock full of key nutrients, including trace minerals – such as zinc and copper – as well as vitamin B12. Like nearly all seafood, octopus is lean and low in calories, which makes it the ideal dish to incorporate into your iftar meal. Below, Chef Salvador Carrillo, from Dubai’s NIDO and Moe’s on the Fifth restaurants, shows us how to prepare a simple and flavorful grilled octopus dish. 

Ingredients:

Octopus

Fresh lemon

1 tablespoon garlic sauce

1 tablespoon pickle pepper

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 full shallot, chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Smoked paprika

 

Directions:

1. Boil octopus for three hours, until octopus is tender, then prepare for marinating.

2. To create your marination, mix a squeeze of fresh lemon, garlic sauce and pickle pepper along with one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, one full shallot chopped and one teaspoon of lemon juice. 

3. Add a hint of salt and pepper and a hint of smoked paprika to taste.

4. Spread mixture over boiled octopus.

5. Grill marinated octopus for five minutes on each side.


Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

Youssef Kerkour is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.” (Instagram)
Updated 04 June 2020

Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

DUBAI: Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour has landed a nomination for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the academy announced on Thursday, after the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who grew up in Rabat, is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.”

Kerkour, who is also known for roles in “Dracula,” “Redemption,” “Criminal” and “Marcella,” took to Twitter to thank his supporters. 

“Thank you all for your lovely messages this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in such stellar company,” the 41-year-old actor said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

La famille MAISON @channel4 #home #season2

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The series, created by British writer and actor Rufus Jones, follows a middle-class London family who find a Syrian asylum seeker named Sami (Kerkour) hiding in their luggage while returning from holiday in France.

Kerkour’s tweet also paid tribute to Jones. 

“I must however say that there is a name missing IMO (in my opinion). That name is Rufus Jones. His writing will give you nominations,” he wrote.