Octopus with Pasta

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This is another seafood dish. Octopus is easily obtained in Greece and there are several ways of cooking and serving it. This is a simple recipe with small pasta - the type used for minestrone - and is delicious served with grated cheese.


Ingredients

1 medium size octopus
1/2 kg pasta for minestrone
1 teacup slightly concentrated tomato juice
1/2 teacup olive oil
1 medium size onion
Salt and pepper


Preparation

Clean the octopus under cold water.

Discard the head and ink and keep the tentacles.

Cut the tentacles into small pieces.

Heat the oil and gently fry the onion.

Add the pieces of octopus and stir for another 5 minutes.

Add 1 litre of water and bring to the boil.

Add the tomato juice and simmer for 1 hour.

Transfer the octopus and the liquid to an oven dish - the liquid should be reduced to about 3/4 litre - and bring to the boil.

Add the seasoning.

Add the pasta and stir.

Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes or until the water has been absorbed and the pasta is tender.

Serve with grated cheese.


Eat And Enjoy!

1 comment:

Nairobian Perspective said...

i wouldnt be caught alive eating an octopus....it looks yuck as much as it may be tasty.I bet its because where im from not too many people fancy eating it!Good blog, just that your entrecard is way down there and takes too long to load!

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