Octopus Recipe


This Europe trip of mine has made me a hard core carnivore 🙂 From selective non vegetarian I have started to eat just about anything.Having said that i will still save snakes and frogs perhaps for my next birth! For now I will stick to experimenting with sea food!

During my recent trip to Greece, I got invited over dinner by a lovely lady -Alice to her tastefully done home atop a small hill village in Thessaloniki. There for the first time in my life I had Octopus. I had no option but to eat – it looked so delectable! During the course of the evening Alice promised me to share her recipe for my blog. So here goes!

Octopus – 1 Kg (about)
Olive oil – 5 tbsp
Onions – 500 gr (sliced)
Garlic – 3 cloves
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Cloves – 3 nos
Tomatoes – 2 nos (grated)
Dry red or white wine – 1 cup
Vinegar – 1/2 cup
Cinnamon – 1 stick

  1. Clean the octopus and place it whole in the casserole without water. Cover and boil on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and cut into small pieces.
  3. Saute the onions, garlic and octopus for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato, the wine, the vinegar, cloves, cinnamon and season.
  4. Simmer until all the liquid evaporates except the olive oil.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

Till next time…happy cooking!

Meet Alice Eppinga …..Alice is an retired English teacher with an undying love for travel and books and a very interesting person.


One thought on “Octopus Recipe”

  1. My Thia Alikimou is an amazing cook. Next time you visit, be sure to request her delicious Mousaka.

    Sa’agapou, Thia! Bravo for getting accolades for your brilliant cooking on the worldwide web. xxxooo Sarah


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