20 minutes preparation plus 1:30-2 hours cooking time
The octopus stew is one of the most delicious meatless dishes and not only! For convenience, you can use frozen octopus. If you cook it in summer, use fresh tomatoes, but if you cook it in winter, use canned tomatoes. Apart from cut macaroni, you can also use orzo.
Aromatic, For Vegetarians
2 kg octopus
2 bay leaves Sunspices
6 whole allspice Sunspices
50 ml olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 can of diced or grated tomatoes
100 ml red wine
1 package of cut macaroni
In a large pot, we put the octopus, the bay leaves, the allspice, and 100 ml water. We don’t need more water because the octopus will release water as it cooks. We bring to a boil. We lower the heat, we cover the pot with a lid and we cook until the octopus is tender, for 30-40’. When the octopus is tender, we remove the pot from the heat and cut its tentacles into pieces. We don’t need its head. We strain the leftover broth and leave it aside.
In another saucepan, we heat the olive oil. We cook the onions until they start caramelizing. We add the tomato paste and we sauté it for 2’. We add the tentacles and sauté them for 3’. We add the wine. When half the wine has evaporated, we add the broth we have previously strained, the canned tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. When it comes to a boil, we lower the heat and cook for 20-25’, until the sauce thickens.
As the octopus cooks, we prepare the cut macaroni according to the package instructions. We strain them and mix them with the octopus and the sauce. We serve in plates with some freshly ground black pepper.
If you like clove, then it is time that you try allspice! Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of the Caribbean cuisine. The allspice dried seeds are very aromatic, like the clove with a suspicion of cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is similar, but slightly spicy and peppery.
Natural sea salt. It has not gone through iodization process (i.e. addition of synthetic iodine), but it contains the iodine that the sea salt contains by its nature, which is the one that the human organism recognizes and absorbs.
The white pepper is the black pepper from which we have removed the outer layer. It actually is the seed of the black pepper. Its taste is less aromatic and earthier than that of the black pepper and is usually used in white sauces and mashed potatoes because of its color, since it does not stand …