THE PULPEIRAS AND PULPEIROS OF O CARBALLIÑO WILL ELABORATE THIS YEAR THE LARGEST OCTOPUS COVER IN THE WORLD

IT WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, AT 20.00 H., IN THE PLAZA MAYOR DE LA VILLA

THE PLATE WILL INCREASE 7 CENTIMETERS, UNTIL GET A DIAMETER OF 5.37 METERS, AND WILL TAKE 750 KILOS OF COOKED OCTOPUS, WHICH GIVES FOR MORE THAN 2,000 RATIONS

O Carballiño will once again overcome the milestone in the preparation of a giant octopus lid. It will be this Tuesday, August 9, in the Plaza Mayor of O Carballiño. That day, at eight in the afternoon, the pulpeiras and pulpeiros of O Carballiño will re-elaborate the largest octopus lid in the world.

In this edition, the pine wood plate will be enlarged @ one more seafood. Thus, it will increase its previous diameter by 7 centimeters, getting 5.37 meters in diameter. You never saw an octopus dish of such size anywhere.

To cover it, it is necessary to cook 750 kilos of octopus and, once the cooking process is finished, cut it into suitable slices in the shortest time possible and season it with virgin olive oil, salt and pementón. A task that will be carried out by 25 expert octopus cutters and cutters.

This dish will leave more than 2,000 portions that can be tasted, along with a piece of dinner bread and a cup of Ribeiro wine, by the many visitors who come to the village that afternoon.

The pulpeira tradition of O Carballiño, nothing in the Middle Ages due to the influence of the monastery of Oseira and its priory of Marín, and that for centuries was scattered throughout the fairs and markets of whole Galicia and further afield, will get once again in this LIV Octopus Festival its zenith.