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Honey octopus!

Recipe by chef Noel Christo Bassil for Blue Island


  • 1000 gr. cleaned octopus, in 2-3 cm pieces from Blue Island Fish Market
  • 500 g. tomatoes, cut into 4
  • 2500 g. water
  • 300 gr. pasta shells
  • 2 kg. salt
  • 200 g. onion, cut into 4
  • 100 g. olive oil
  •  250 g. commandery
  • 250 gr. red dry wine
  • 50 g. balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • ½ kg. pepper


  • food thermos
  • bowl
  • pasta plate


Step 1

Get 1000 gr. Octopus cleaned, in 2-3 cm pieces from Blue Island Fish Market. Place the Varoma on the lid of the bin, weigh in 1000g. octopus into 2-3 cm pieces and set aside to drain.

Step 2

Put in the bucket 500 gr. tomatoes, quartered and diced, 5 sec/speed 5. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Rinse the bucket.

Step 3

Put in the bucket 1000 gr. water, place the Varoma with the octopus in place and steam 30 min/Varoma/speed 1. Remove the Varoma, place the octopus in a warm dish and set aside keeping warm. Empty the water from the bucket.

Step 4

Put in the bucket 1500 gr. water, 300 gr. pasta shells, 1 tsp salt and cook 8 min/100°C/reverse speed/speed 1.Replace the basket and drain the pasta. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Step 5

Place 150g. onion cut into 4, 100 g. olive oil and cut 5 seconds/speed 5.

Step 6

Then saute, with the basket in place of the measuring cup, 5 minutes/120°C/speed 1.

Step 7

Add the half-cooked octopus you set aside, 250g. commandery, 250 gr. red dry wine 25 gr. honey and cook, with the basket in place of the measuring cup, 10 minutes/120 °C /reverse motion/spoon speed.

Step 8

Add the chopped tomatoes you set aside, 50 gr. balsamic vinegar, 2-3 cinnamon sticks, 2-3 bay leaves, remaining 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and cook 15 minutes/Varoma/reverse speed/spoon speed.

Step 9

Add the drained pasta shells set aside and cook 5 min/100°C/reverse/spoon speed. Transfer to a pasta dish and serve immediately

Source: www.reporter.com.cy

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