- 1 ½ kg octopus (700 g)
- 125 ml olive oil
- fresh thyme, finely chopped
- chili flakes
- 500 g ripe tomatoes, unevenly chopped
- 1 onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- fresh basil, finely chopped
- 100-150 ml water
- grated zest of 1 lemon
- 30 ml ouzo
- 50 ml balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 500 g wide egg noodles
1 hour 15 minutes
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For the octopus
- If using frozen octopus, place a strainer in a bowl and add the octopus to the strainer. Cover with a kitchen towel and refrigerate for 1 day to defrost.
- Place a pot and a pan over heat.
- Remove the head and mouth of the octopus and discard but reserve the hood.
- Chop the octopus in to large pieces.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
- Add the octopus and ouzo. As soon as the ouzo evaporates, remove pan from heat.
- Coarsely chop the vegetables and add them to the pot.
- Add some olive oil, sugar, thyme, bay leaf and garlic.
- Stir and add the chili. You can add a little more olive oil, if necessary.
- Add the octopus, chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and water.
- Stir and simmer for 30 minutes.
For the noodles
- Place a pot filled with salted water over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Add the egg noodles and cook according to the directions on the package.
- When ready, drain and add them to a pan along with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Sauté over medium heat and stir continuously so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
- When the noodle turn a light golden, add the octopus mixture and stir to combine.
- Add some fresh basil and lemon zest.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.