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
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
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.
Put the clean octopus (400 grams for 2p) in a pan with 200 ml white wine and a handful of fresh oregano. Add water to cover the octopus completely. Boil for 15 mins. Cool the octopus down in the pan. Mix 500 grams of cherry tomatoes and 4 slices of old bread (in smaller pieces) … More Octopus, souk style
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