Recipe by Tiny Poem
"This is the 'easy' version of the classic Greek dish macaronatha, which is octopus meat in a delicious tomato-based sauce over macaroni, topped with grated sheep's milk cheese. Squid is easier to obtain, and is usually sold already cleaned, thus the ease. Goes well with a fruity blush wine like white Zinfandel. Enjoy!"
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2 1/2 cups
red wine vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups
dry white wine
cinnamon stick, broken in half
dried basil leaves
salt and ground black pepper to taste
grated Mizithra cheese
This was really tasty (in spite of another reviewers silly suggestion to add Chinese sweet and sour sauce.) I did not cook the squid for 8-10 minutes before sauteeing. I only cooked it for 4 minutes.
smelled great but the garlic and onion are over powering I would definately back off on cook times it was a little tuff when finished
This is very nice! You should serve it with chinese sweet and sour sauce.
Very nice. But even without having read the other comments, I reduced boiling time on the squid to 2 minutes, sauteed for maybe a minute. That was plenty. Squid came out with that nice snap to the bite that means it's done just so. White vermouth worked fine in place of white wine. Used some "potato onions" I'd picked up at the farmer's market earlier today. And sweet and sour sauce? Not in Greek food, thanks.
My husband has been talking about this meal since last summer when we had something very much like this in Greece. My husband and mother-in-law (who is 100% greek) loved it.I could not find Mizithra cheese, I looked in a greek cookbook which said there is really no substitute but to try pecorino romano.
I wish there were more stars so I could give this recipe a higher rate - THIS WAS SIMPLY DELICIOUS! Full of flavour, specially with that little kick from the cinammon. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, I'm sure it will become a classic in my home.
lots of stars
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 226
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