Htapodi Me Makaronaki Kofto (Stewed Octopus With Macaroni)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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