Spaghetti with octopus and chilli sauce
SILVENA SAYS: This recipe is not only colourful, versatile and wholesome, it is easy to prepare as well
Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 35 mins
500g octopus, poached 3 shallots, finely chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 150ml fish stock 6 large tomatoes, skinned and cubed 400g dried spaghetti fresh oregano leaves, for garnishing
1 To make the sauce, remove and discard the octopus head, then slice the body and tentacles into 2cm pieces.
2 Sauté shallots in olive oil over a low heat for 10 minutes until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic and chilli, and season to taste.
3 Add fish stock, tomatoes and octopus slices. Gently simmer over a low heat for 20-25 minutes until the octopus is very soft and tender.
4 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
5 To serve, toss the cooked spaghetti with octopus sauce and garnish with oregano.