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  Categories: Greek, Seafood, Appetizers
       Yield: 4 servings
            Karen Mintzias
       1 md Octopus
       1 md Onion; chopped; *OR*
       5    (scallions; chopped)
     1/3 c  Olive oil
       1 c  Dry red wine
       1 bn Fennel; chopped
       4    Tomatoes (fresh or canned)
            - peeled, seeded & chopped
            Salt & freshly ground pepper
   Beat, pound and rub the octopus from 20 to 30 minutes on a rough stone
   surface.  The octopus will feel softer and will secrete a grayish liquid
   after pounding.  Wash thoroughly, then drain and cook in a covered pan
   without adding water until the octopus turns bright pink-red and feels
   tender.  Using a sharp knife, cut into rounds the width of a small finger.
   Heat the oil in a tsikali or any pot, add the onion, and cook until
   translucent and soft.  Add the round octopus slices to the onion and pour
   in the wine, and simmer for 15 minutes.  Put the fennel and tomatoes on top
   of the octopus, season with salt and pepper to taste, and give the pot a
   good shake to mix.  Cover and simmer until the octopus is fork-tender
   (approximately 45 to 50 minutes).  Serve warm or cold.
   From: “The Food of Greece” by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles.  Avenel Books, New
   Typed for you by Karen Mintzias