*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      OCTOPUS PILAF (OKTAPODI PILAFFI)
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Greek
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Octopus, skinned
    2       md           Onions, finely chopped
    1       c            Garlic, finely chopped
    1                    Bay leaf
    1       pn           Oregano, dry
      1/2   ts           Fines herbes
    1       c            Wine, dry white
    2       tb           Tomato paste
   16       oz           Tomato, whole, can
    2       c            Rice
   Pound the octopus in order to tenderize it, and cut
   into cubes. Saute the onions in1/4 lb butter until
   golden brown; add garlic, bay leaf, oregano, fines
   herbes, and octopus. Saute for a few more minutes;
   then add tomato paste, whole tomatoes and wine. Stir
   well, cover and simmer over low fire for one hour, or
   until octopus is tender. When octopus is cooked, place
   3-1/2 cups water,1/2 cup of octopus sauce and 2 Tbsp
   butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, add rice, stir,
   lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. To serve, shape
   the rice into individual mounds with a cup, and cover
   with octopus and remaining sauce. This may be prepared
   ahead of time and reheated in the oven before serving.
   It’s delicious with boiled greens and white retsina.
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