GREEK OCTOPUS IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH PASTA
Greek Octopus with pasta is a delicious Greek traditional dish, easy and low-fat, full of flavor!
*1 fresh or frozen octopus about 2 pounds (or octopus pieces)
*1 cup red wine vinegar
*2/3 cup olive oil
*1 chopped onion
*1 bay leaf
*500g fresh chopped tomatoes (can be canned)
*2 tsp tomato paste
*½ cup white wine
*1 pack short macaroni
Rinse the octopus under cold, running water and place in a large pot and heat, add a bit of water and vinegar, the octopus itself will release water. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes. The octopus will shrink and curl.
Remove octopus from pot. Save the octopus water. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
In another pot sauté the onion until translucent, add the octopus pieces and continue sautéing for a few more minutes. Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste and about 1 1/2 cup water (it can be the octopus water depending on the strength of flavor you like or a mixture) and the wine. Cover and let it simmer for about 40 minutes.
Add the pasta and let it cook for about 12 minutes until pasta is done.
While the octopus is simmering, boil the pasta. Drain and toss with the olive oil. Serve the octopus over the pasta.