Carpaccio di Polpo
No, I didn't cook the octopus myself though I could have, of course. But being more or less the only person in the family who would eat it, it'd be a waste of time and energy. Not to mention of octopus as they are usually gigantic and could feed an army as an antipasto.
I bought it at the supermarket. Was intrigued by its beautiful purple colour. And boy was it a breeze preparing the dish, just open the packet, take out the thin discs of octopus carpaccio and place them on a plate.
Drizzle good-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar over it and tuck in. It was surprisingly good.