08-05-2015, 07:46 AM
Spaghetti with Octopus
Hey guys! Do you like seafood? I love octopus and I cooked it today, my family loves it! It's not so difficult to make and I am sure you'll like it! I'll post a photo later.
Amount for 6 people
1 cleaned octopus, thawed or 5-6 little ones (1 kg more or less)
3 tomatoes in cubes
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp basil or mint
1 big onion cleaned and cut in cubes
1 red pepper, cubed (optional)
1 tbsp vinegar
2 laurel leaves
salt and pepper
500 gr spaghetti or linguine
Dry the octopus with a paper towel. Then put some olive oil in a big pan and saute the onion, until lightly brown.Add the pepper slices too. Add the octopus and saute for 5 minutes. Don't stir it, just leave it there. The octopus' mass will be gradually reduced during those 5 minutes. Add the vinegar, sugar, tomato, basil, laurel, oregano and pepper. Leave the food in low heat for 40-50 minutes. In the end of the cooking time, the octopus should be tender and and its thick parts can be pierced with a fork. Also, the sauce will be less watery. Take a big plate and cut all octopus in pieces like bites. Put back the pieces in the pan and remove from the heat. Add salt as desired.
Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti in a large pot of salted water for 10'-13'.
Serve the octopus sauce over the spaghetti. Enjoy!
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