Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins

Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins
Octopus with special flavors, with a little surprise on the palate when it encounters the black currants. Adding them together with the balsamic to give rich sweet and sour taste, a unique velvety flavor to octopus and light tones of sweetness, enhancing the texture of caramel aftertaste. Do not miss!
Balsamic Vinegar contains substances with a strong antioxidant effect, and is 4 times more antioxidants from fruits and vegetables! It is a natural product without additional sweeteners, preservatives and colors. It is ideal ingredient in recipes with meat or fish, fruits, cheeses, pasta, ice cream, in marinades and salads with raw or cooked vegetables. We combine it with pure virgin olive oil.

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Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins

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Ingredients (8 servings)

  • ~1.6kg-1.8kg (~3.8 lbs) octopus
  • 60g (2.1 oz) olive oil
  • 60g (2.1 oz) red wine
  • 20g (0.7 oz) black raisins
  • 2 tbsp balsamic cream
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 3 cedar pits
  • 1 tsp pepper grain
  • a little salt, optional
Peel, remove the tooth and wash well the hood and around the octopus. Leave in colander to drain.
Put it in the pressure cooker without water. Cook over medium heat with the water that will produce until well softened.
Strain the broth and keep a little.
Inside the pot add the oil and let the octopus fry lightly. Add all the remaining ingredients and a little of the broth and simmer until its sauce thickens.
Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins Octopus with Balsamic & Raisins

Author Zambia G. Sifaki