Workshop octopus

Octopus is not a very common ingredient to prepare in the Belgian cuisine. Fresh or frozen octopus needs to be tender, if not, it’s not tasty. For 3p buy, approx a piece of 1 kilo. Put the clean, whole octopus in a large pan filled with water, 200 ml of white wine, a few bay … More Workshop octopus

Fresh moscardini

Musky octopus or moscardini in Italian are often cheaper than the traditional calamari and really tasty. They are not difficult to clean, but it’s a smelly mess in your rubbish bin, so I prefer to buy them ‘cleaned’ and prepare the same day. Marinate the octopus with lemon zeste, garlic, olive oil, pepper and salt. … More Fresh moscardini

Tonight more time and energy to enjoy a real italian dinner with friends.

Giorgio Locatelli has a new book ‘Made at home’. Delicious.nl gives us an idea about what kind of cuisine to expect. I bought a superfresh large octopus for 4p (1 1.5 kilo) and put it immediately in the freezer (I read that a frozen octopus gets tender quicker). Boil salted water in a large pan. … More Tonight more time and energy to enjoy a real italian dinner with friends.

Polpo, the ‘real ‘octopus with the long tentacles and little suction cups

They can be enormous, those creatures. The Italians surely eat them often, and buy them frequently frozen. Tessa Kiros is a cookbookwriter, she travelled and worked all over the world. One of her books, Ciao bella, describes the cuisine of Venice. Polpo con patate is a traditional antipasto, but I thought it would be an … More Polpo, the ‘real ‘octopus with the long tentacles and little suction cups