Recipe by Diana Moutsopoulos
"Octopus is an incomparable treat. I love it grilled, in a salad or in tomato sauce. For many, cooking octopus may seem daunting - but I assure you, it couldn't be easier. Serve this dish with hand-cut french fries or with rice. Never add water; you want the octopus to cook in its own juices for best flavor."
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octopus, cut into 3-inch pieces
red onions, cut into thin wedges
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Thanks Diana for a great, easy to make recipe. We used frozen octopus we'd had for some time, 2 large regular onions as that was what we had in the house and I just added some chopped greek olives. It was 'out of the park' delicious We served it with whole wheat pasta, green salad & crusty panini rolls. So easy, so delicious. Left overs the next day were just as scruptious!
I can't wait to try this, it sounds like something I had at a party years ago. Thank you so much!
Pretty good. but a bit salty. Goes nicely with rice.I would make it again.
Made it for dinner tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it came out better than I had expected for something simple. I think patience was the key ingredient.
Seriously, EIGHT ONIONS? That's the only reason I'm giving this recipe four stars instead of five. This delicious dish definitely improves after chilling overnight and reheating. I served it over fresh homemade French fries tossed in Cavender's Greek seasoning -- that fabulous stuff in the yellow container.
Like any foodie who hates to go out in -25 degree weather, I used what I had on hand. My octopus was on the small side of two pounds, so I added half a cuttle fish, peeled and cubed. I added two stems of fresh oregano with the bay leaves. The only other modification was using TWO large red onions, and not adding them until the ten minutes so they retained some texture. Absolutely fabulous!
It came out so good. The octopus came out tender.
So easy! Though I had whole baby octopus and had to look up how to clean them. Even my young children loved this. I supplemented the octopus with a cuttlefish and I bet squid would be fabulous as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 259
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