Greek octopus

Do you want to make something a little different for dinner, whilst at the same time discovering the loveliest flavours of traditional Mediterranean cuisine? Shall we linger in one of the most beautiful countries in this part of the world, rich in culinary heritage, respected for their unique ability to combine healthy and tasty ingredients, to live with that extra touch of spirit? Our culinary adventure today takes us on a little holiday to the magic of Greece where we discover a special dish of Greek octopus, perfect to tease and tempt your guests’ palates, taking them with you on a trip to the shores of the most beautiful Greek islands where the sea meets the earth. Make sure to pay a visit to your trusted fishmonger and ask him if he has any top quality octopus: if so, take it home and cook it following our recipe. Enjoy this unique dish!

Ingredients

  • octopus 1000 grams
  • carrots 1 carrot
  • onions ½ red onion
  • tomato passata 300 millilitres
  • salt
  • pimiento
  • parsley
  • oregano
Information
20 minutes Total time
60 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Preparation

Clean the octopus. Beat it with a wooden mallet so as to tenderise. Cut it into roughly 2cm pieces. Then cut the carrot and onion into slices. Fry the carrot and the onion in a little oil. Add the octopus and sauté for a few minutes. Add the tomato passata, and then the spices and stir. Add a little water and bring to the boil. Then add some dry oregano and chopped parsley and simmer for about an hour. Serve alongside some boiled potatoes cut into slices.

Tips
To enjoy this fresh seafood starter at its best, accompany it with a nice bottle of Chardonnay.
Trivia
Did you know that, in reality, the octopus does not have so-called tentacles, but in fact real limbs? They have suction cups along their whole length.

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