Instructions for preparation and cooking:
1. Place the octopus in a large pot, together with the peppercorns, wine, one lemon cut in half, wine cork and the garlic. Fill the pot with water 1 inch over the ingredients cook it until it boilsat medium to high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until the octopus is tender when you pierce it with a sharp knife. (This takes 45 to 90 minutes.) Then drain the octopus, and let it come to room temperature.
2. Light a chimney starter full of charcoal. As soon as the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, spread it evenly over the coal grate. Place the cooking grate in its place, cover the grill and let itpreheat for five minutes. Then, clean the grilling grate and pour oil over it. Brush the octopus with quarter cup of the olive oil and season it with some salt and pepper. Place it on the grill and cook for a few minutes on both sides until the octopus gets nice brown color, but yet remains moist, which should take 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
3. When the octopus is cooked, cut the tentacles, place itin a serving plate and pour over the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, and sprinkle some salt and pepper over it.
Once you have cooked it, you need to let the octopus cool down to room temperature.
Buon appetito! J