Place octopus and wine in a
pot and add enough water (not listed in ingredients) to cover. Add bay leaf,
garlic and 1 lemon, cut in half. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Skim
any scum and lower heat, simmer with lid on until octopus is tender, about 1
hour for fresh octopus to 2 hours for pre-boiled octopus.