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Greek wine braised octopus from the island of Naxos

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Greek wine braised octopus from the island of Naxos

Method

  • Remove the tentacles from the octopus, clean the upper part (hood) and cut into 3 cm pieces.
  • To prepare the marinade: combine the wine, apple cider vinegar and hot chili pepper (seeds removed) in a bowl.
  • Add the octopus and allow it to marinate for at least 3 hours.
  • When ready, remove from marinade and transfer octopus to a pot.
  • Cover securely with lid and simmer over low heat, until it releases all of its juices and softens. You don’t need to add any salt or water.
  • When you can pierce the octopus easily with a fork, remove from heat.
  • Place a pan over heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add the olive oil and pieces of octopus and sauté.
  • Deglaze pan with wine and honey.
  • As soon as the wine evaporates and the sauce starts to thicken, add the cherry tomatoes (cut in half) and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Turn off heat and serve immediately along with some traditional Greek fava dip, cherry tomatoes and finely chopped spring onions.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

377
Calories (kcal)
18 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

13.0
Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.2
Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

4.9
Total Carbs (g)
2 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.9
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

46.0
Protein (g)
92 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.1
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.03
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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