The octopus stifado
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Very famous in Greece and is widely favorite way of cooking stifado. The main feature is the use of a large amount of onions and rosemary. Bow use specially small. In any store, in any market you will be offered the onions for stifado, it is very popular stifado in Greece. Thus it is possible to cook any meat, the differences in cooking is, but small... somewhere, use the vinegar-wine, somewhere don't use the tomatoes... but the principle is one. Tonight I will cook stifado octopus.
Ingredients for The octopus stifado
- Octopus - 1 kg
- Bow white - 1 kg
- Black pepper
- Vinegar - 50 g
- Water - 300 g
- Dry white wine - 180 g
- Garlic - 4 the tooth.
- Bay leaf - 5 PCs
- Rosemary - 1 tbsp
- Allspice - 1/3 tsp
- Nutmeg - 1/3 tsp
- Olive oil - 200 g
- Tomato - 4 PCs
- Tomato juice - 300 g
- Peppers red hot chilli
Step by step instruction of cooking The octopus stifado
Octopus (I have a small, but...:-) very fresh) - you need to wash and clean, as shown in the photo.
Octopus cut into large pieces and add to the pot, add vinegar and 50 g of water. Put on the fire.
After some time of liquid in the octopus becomes larger, they begin to stew in their own juice. Cook for approximately 40 mins, during this time portions of the input wine, in the end add black pepper. OCTOPUS SALT IS NOT NECESSARY. THEY ARE QUITE SALTY. Ready for further preparation, the octopus is soft, fragrant and delicious.
Cut them into smaller pieces.
Prepare the onion. For easier cleaning, you can omit the onion in hot water, then peel very easily removed.
Onions add to the octopus.
Add diced tomatoes,...
... tomato juice, olive oil, a little (100 g) of water.
In the cooking process, if you see that the sauce a little and there is a danger of burning, add a little water. Cook for about 40 minutes, until tender the onion, it needs to soak up the sauce and to purchase a Golden-reddish color.
Stifado not require any additions, except olives and delicious soft bread. Rustic bread baked by me in advance attention. To accompany stifado octopus can white wine or ouzo (ice optional).