1 pound octopus, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, pinch of red pepper.
Slightly brown garlic, add cut up and cleaned octopus, red pepper, parsley. Cook till it has thrown out plenty of its own water and is very tender. Keep an eye on this one and let it simmer on very low heat for about one hour, depending on size of octopus. Serve with Italian bread for dunking.