Octopus Stew | Stuffat tal-qarnit

Thermomix® time: 65 min
Total time: 80 min

Ingredients octopus-stew

  • 600-800 g octopus, washed and clean
  • 200 g water
  • 1 onion, unpeeled
  • 3 onions
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 250 g red wine
  • 3 tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 80 g tomato pulp (concentrated)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 10 olives
  • 10 capers
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 15 g parsley

 

Preparation

  1. Place octopus, water and unpeeled onion into mixing bowl and cook 40 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  2. Drain the water and cut octopus in slices of 5 cm. Set aside.
  3. Chop onions with the oil 7 sec/ speed 5, then sauté 5 min/ Varoma/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  4. Add octopus and set 3 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed 1.5.
  5. Add wine, tomatoes, tomato pulp, salt and pepper and cook 10 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed 1.5.
  6. Finally add olives, capers, mint leaves and parsley and cook more 7 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed 1. Serve with pastas or steamed potatoes.

 

Octopus Salad

Ingredients for octopus cooking 

  •  2 kg octopus Octopus salad
  • 200 g water
  • 1 onion with peel

 

Ingredients for sauce

  • 1 onion
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 15 g parsley
  • 20 g vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 8 olives
  • 150 g cherry tomato
  • Maltese bread to serve

 

 Preparation

  1. Place octopus, water and onion into mixing bowl and cook 30 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  2. Remove the octopus, drain and cut into pieces of size to your liking.
  3. In the clean mixing bowl place onion, olive oil, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper and chop 7 sec/ speed 4.
  4. Drizzle the octopus with the mixture and serve with olives, cherry tomatoes and a wonderful Maltese bread.

 

Octopus Ftira

Octopus ingredients Octopus Ftira

  • 500 g octopus
  • 1 medium onion whole unpeeled
  • 200 g water

 

Stew ingredients

  • 1 bread ftira
  • 30 g de oil olive
  • 15 g parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 8 olives pitted
  • Red pepper to taste
  • Yellow pepper to taste
  • 15 capers
  • Salt and black peppers to taste

Preparation

  1. Place the octopus, the water and the whole unpeeled onion in the bowl and cook, 40 min/ 100º/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  2. Drain the water and cut the octopus in slices of 1 cm. Set aside.
  3. Place the olive oil, the parsley and chop 10 seg/ speed 9.
  4. Add the onion, the olive oil, the olives and chop 10 seg/ speed 4.
  5. Add the cappers, the seasoning, the octopus and gently mix 8 Seg/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  6. Slice the bread and fill it with the octopus. Serve with a Sauvignon Blanc or a Cisk!