Sunday, August 19, 2012

Azores - Europa, Gastronomy 2005

Country/ Post: Azores
Date of Issue: 05 May 2005
Primary theme: EUROPA, Agriculture & Food (Food & Cooking)
Subject: EUROPA 2005 - Gastronomy
Width: 40.0 mm
Height: 30.0 mm
Denomination: 0.57 €
Number in set: 2 (show set); Miniature Sheet of 2
Layout/Format: Sheet of 50
Perforations: 14 x 14.25
Stamp issuing authority: CTT Correios de Portugal SA
Printer: Joh Ensch├ęde

0.57 Euro - Stewed Octopus
Take an octopus and "thrash' it well (using a round stick on a flat surface), then wash and drain it.  Next, cut it into chunks put it to heat in a pain with a little olive oil, to cook slowly just in its own juices, stirring from time to time to prevent sticking.
Fry some onion in plenty of olive oil with garlic, bay, ground chilli paste and parsley.  When the this sauce is nicely cooked, add the octopus and the cooking juices.  When tender, gradually pour over light red wine.  The final seasoning is the salt.  If required, you can add cubed potatoes to the pan before the octopus is done.

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