Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sunday Foodie bit: Montalbano's Octopus!

The octopus. It's in there somewhere!

Dinner for Eight?

Montalbano, the Sicilian detective series on BBC4 as mentioned in the last blog is interpersed with culinary diversions.

The appreciation of the Octopus comes across many times in the series.  Octopus is not really a very British culinary delight.  Catching the Octopus is an experience as shown by one of the more robust British TV Chefs Gordon Ramsay. 

 I have tasted something similar to the recipe below in Greece. Octopus is not something you get on the average Tesco Fish counter.  Whether this recipes works equally as well with squid needs to still be investigated.  

So a translation of the recipe featured in the books about  Montalbano's exploits.  Wonderful what you can do with the right tools and Google Translate!

Octopus to Luciana

Ingredients: (for 4 people)
750 gr. with octopus
3 cloves garlic
juice of 2 lemons
olive oil
salt and pepper.

Clean and wash the octopus. Boil in salted water already boiling, for about one hour. Drain, cut into small pieces and toss with lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.

Campo, Stephanie (2010-04-08). The secrets of the board of Montalbano. Recipes by Andrea Camilleri (Italian Edition) (Kindle Locations 511-522). The green lion Editions. Kindle Edition.
Very simple, could easily be tapas, a meze or a addition to a salad!  But first catch your Octopus! 

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