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Htapodi Me Makaronaki Kofto (Stewed Octopus With Macaroni)

Htapodi Me Makaronaki Kofto (Stewed Octopus With Macaroni) created by Thorsten

This is really quite delicious. If you've never tried octopus, I urge you to. It is meaty and rich-tasting, and the macaroni tastes wonderful cooked in the rich juices it produces.

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  • Rinse the octopus under cold, running water and place in pot dripping wet (you don't want to dry it off - this is the moisture it will cook in).
  • Add the red wine, garlic, onion, bay leaf and cinnamon and cover the pot.
  • Bring to the boil over low heat.
  • It is tender when pierced easily with a fork (this can vary from octopus to octopus, so time is not a good indicator of doneness in this case).
  • Remove the octopus and let cool until cool enough to handle and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Meanwhile, in pot you have cooked the octopus in, add tomatoes and olive oil. Boil for 8-10 minutes to bind the sauce.
  • Stir in the cut octopus and nearly-cooked macaroni and simmer for the remaining 3-4 minutes required to cook your macaroni (if mixture appears too dry, add some of the pasta cooking water - you want this quite 'moist' but not soupy).
  • Stir in butter. Remove bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • Note: I use digitali pasta for this, but I can't get it into the ingredient list with the new Zaar format.
  • Bon Appetit.
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"This is really quite delicious. If you've never tried octopus, I urge you to. It is meaty and rich-tasting, and the macaroni tastes wonderful cooked in the rich juices it produces."
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  1. bthomas6
    I made this tonight and my husband and I both loved it. It was easy to make and, except for the octopus, uses ingredients I always have on hand. I especially love the hint of cinnamon in it. We will definitely have this again!
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  2. Artandkitchen
    Htapodi Me Makaronaki Kofto (Stewed Octopus With Macaroni) Created by Artandkitchen
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  3. Artandkitchen
    Wow Evelyn a big thank for all of us!<br/>We enjoyed the htapodi with ziti and came out delicious! <br/>This recipe is very easy to follow and the taste is great.<br/>We had this dish for the first time more than 20 years ago in a restaurant in the old marked of Chania (Crete, Greece). It was fantastic to repoduce this in our house, sitting on the balcony and looking at the see. Yummy!
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  4. rosslare
    Excellent recipe!
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  5. graffeetee
    this is delicious. i have made it twice now. the flavors all meld together so nicely and it tastes homey and comforting. i used penne pasta.
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