Friday, November 14, 2014

Octopus

Recipe from Christine It's Mom

This is one of my mom's specialties; my oldest son loves this dish and requests it often. One of our family traditions is to have a New Year's Day meatless dinner, (sis doesn't eat meat), that usually consists of fried cod, fried cod with onions, garlic, and sauce, french fries, Greek salad, and octopus and macaroni.  



Octopus with Macaroni
                                                                                                     Pic by Christine It



1 large Octopus
1 large onion, diced
1 can Hunts spaghetti sauce (680 ml)
1 shot glass red wine (optional)
salt
pepper

Wash the octopus in cold water and (if present) remove the hard center. Place in a large pot with cold water and boil for 35 to 40 minutes (slow boil). When it can be handled, rub the coating off, rinse and then cut into 1-inch pieces.
In a medium sized pot, sauté the onion in hot oil. When the onion softens, add the octopus pieces and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes.

Optional: add a shot glass of red wine.

Then add one can of spaghetti sauce (Hunts), a little water, salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes more. Mom says to taste it to see if you need to cook it longer. This can be served over macaroni or rice.

#Seafood #Octopus 


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