*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     BRAISED OCTOPUS (POLIPI IN UMIDO)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       ea           Small octopus, about 1.5 lbs
      1/2   lb           Finely chopped onion
    2       ea           Tomatoes, skinned and choppe
    2       ea           Cloves garlic, chopped
    4       tb           Olive oil
    1       oz           Pine nuts
    6       ea           Fresh basil leaves
    1       ea           Small glass white wine
 
   Clean the octopus.  Heat oil in a saucepan and saute
   the onions.  When they become transparent, add the
   garlic and tomatoes.  Cook together for a few minutes,
   then add the pine nuts and the octopus; cook over high
   heat for another 2 or 3 minutes.  Pour in wine, cover
   pan, and simmer gently until the octopus is cooked
   (the small ones will cook in less than 10 minutes.
   Just before cooking is completed, add basil leaves and
   salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with rice.
  
 
 
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