Octopus

Ivy on Μαΐου 1st, 2013

    Although no animal products, including fish, are not allowed to be eaten during Lent, except for Palm Sunday and Auunciation day, all cephalopods are allowed, as they do not contain blood. The octopus was quite large.  I prepared the first step with the whole octopus and part of it was marinated in vinegar  and […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi (Octopus) with Mushrooms and Homemade Hilopites

Ivy on Ιουνίου 29th, 2008

  I have just completed 300 posts and in a couple of months it will be a whole year of blogging. Wow, it seems like ages since then. I have been making this easy pasta salad for ages using any kind of small pasta which is called «kofto» meaning «cut» in Greek.  You can use […]

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Continue reading about Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and octopus in yoghurt sauce

Ivy on Απριλίου 2nd, 2008

At the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent, Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday, I prepared several dishes and told you that I was going to post them during this period of lent. However, due to all the events and other things popping up I have delayed. Shall try and post the other recipes within the next […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi Salata (Octopus Salad)

In Greek, htapodi is octopus and makaronaki kofto is a small pasta, like ditali.  It  is cooked in a tomato sauce and then in the sauce we cook the pasta.    It is a Lenten recipe, so during Lent no cheese is added on top. It’s one of the most favourite and filling dishes during Lent. […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi (or moschious) me Makaronaki kofto (Octopus in tomato sauce with pasta)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Octopuses have no bones but a lot of hard muscles which have to be tenderized.  The first thing fishermen do in Greece when they catch an octopus is to keep beating it on rocks or on the shore, if there are no rocks, for about 40 – 50 times.   All the fibres break apart and […]

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Continue reading about How to clean an Octopus


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