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