Ohtapothi me makaronia

Question. What is Oxtapothi me makaronia?
Answer. It's a dish that consis of cooking baby octopus with spaggetti. Greeks really love octopus as a main course, or as an appetizer (meze) grilled on the charcoal with oil/emon sauce.

How to clean an octopus


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Nutritional information

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Recipe directions

  • Rinse thoroughly the octopus under running water.
  • Turn the stomach  inside out and clean it thoroughly to get rid of any sand, if any.
  • We are using baby octopus, so we do not discard any part of the body. It has already been cleaned.
  • Sauté the octopus at medium heat.
  • The octopus will release a lot of water. Keep sautéing until all water has evaporated, as shown next.
  • Drain the octopus to get rid of any left over water (if any).
  • Cut sautéed octopus into small pieces.
  • Heat some oil in a pot.
  • Sauté the octopus, onions and chopped garlic.
  • After a few minutes of sautéing, add the wine and tomato sauce.
  • After 10 minutes of sautéing, add the water specified in the recipe and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling begins add the spaghetti.
  • Stir the spaghetti continuously for the first minute or two, to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Cook spaghetti for another 20-25 minutes or until done, stirring every couple of minutes.
  • If spaghetti is not ready and there is not a lot of sauce, add additional water as specified in the recipe.
  • At the very end, taste the sauce and add salt if needed.

NOTE: If this Greek recipe is of interest to you, you may watch our video with step by step instructions and precise ingredient amounts. Ohtapothi me makaronia video

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