Hello my dear readers,
Another Friday is here and another week has gone. I feel like we are in Dr. Who’s Tardis 🙂
Ready for the weekend? Ready for an aperitivo? You know, in my family, Friday evening we have a tradition: aperitivo time 🙂
And with an aperitif of course we need some delicious food 😋
When you enter the bacaro in Venice, between all the delicacies you will definitely find boiled baby octopus. An easy to prepare dish that satisfies both adults and children.
Baby octopus have always been the protagonists of poor cuisine in Venice. They were boiled, fried or grilled. Today they are part of the famous “antipasto alla venexiana” along with the canocchia (canocia), with cuttlefish eggs, shrimps, an appetizer of boiled fish, served with oil, lemon and boiled potatoes which can be served also as a street food.
Baby octopus, a good extra virgin olive oil, fresh parsley, garlic and lemon are the main components of this exquisite appetizer. Simple and poor ingredients but a super delicious dish.
- baby octopus
- extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- fresh lemon juice
- fresh parsley
How to do it:
Wash and clean very well the baby octopus. In a large saucepan put plenty of water and once the water is boiling, dip the baby octopus. Cook for about half an hour, 40 minutes, making sure it will not harden too much, as longer it boils and harder will become.
In the meantime, prepare your dressing with finely chopped parsley, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper.
Turn off the heat and drain your baby octopus. Cut them in half and season with the dressing.
Is so so simple yet so delicious!
With a glass of wine or prosecco, is perfect for an appetizer or as a meal served with boiled potatoes.
All photo credit: Popsicle Society
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Thank you for reading 🌸😊
Have a wonderful weekend 🥂
Thank you for stopping by!
New information I never experienced it! 🙁
How it is, good taste? 😋
Yes Suni, it is delicious! It has a very delicate taste 😋
You should try it 😋
Hey Ribanna! Welcome to another happiest weekend😄 Loved your dish especially the baby octopus. We eat octopus more like perfect South indian style. Because I’m South Indian 😂. Italian way is something I’ve tasted it before with touch of chilli masala. Should try without it the way you did it. I’m sure I’m going to love it.😎👏 wonderful post Ribanna ✨👏
Hi Simon, thank you for reading! I’m glad you like it and I’m glad you eat it too 🙂 Of course every country has its own way of doing it 🙂 I’m sure will be pretty good with a touch of chili too 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend Simon! 🙂
I have never tried octopus but this looks yummy. 😋
You should try it Winnie 😉 Is pretty delicious 😋
I could have this every day for lunch. LOVE every kind of octopus. Big, little, baby…
Oh yes, every kind of octopus is so so good 😋 Here in Singapore I can’t find it though, only the baby one 😊
I love octopus, and this looks really delicious!
Thank you very much! Is really simple to make and very delicious 😋
The difficult part might be in sourcing the octopus!
Oh yes, not easy indeed 🤪 Is very difficult to find it here too 🤪
Looks tasty and mysterious, i have never tried them, not difficult to make it👩🍳
Thank you 🙂 Yes, really simple to make but very tasty 🙂 and has its fashion 🙂
It definetly has fashion😊🤗
Is there are really people that still saying good blog and good post 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ sorry I can’t help it 🤭🤭🤭
Aperitivo time?? I believe it’s not you in that picture opening that bottle right ?? 😁😁
Folpetti alla veneziana 🙄🙄damn I need one week to prononce it 😂
I actually love sea food in general and octopus is so delicious when well done and you seem the expert in doing it 👍😋
I’ll buy the wine and you will make the octopus 😂😂
Make the portion a bit bigger eh?? 😁
Have a great Monday 🤗🤗💕💕🥂🥂🧸🧸🧸
Nope, not me in the picture 🙂 You know, I’m not able to open the bottle 😂😂
Deal! You come with the wine, I’ve bought the octopus 🙂
Double portion for you 🙂
You should learn to open the bottle eh?? You’re an Italian! Otherwise they will withdraw the nationality from you 😂😂
Ok deal then 😊 wine on me and ready to eat double portions 😁😁
True! I should learn to open a damn bottle 😂😂
Can’t wait 🤗🤗🤗💕💕🥂🥂🥂🧸🧸🧸🧸🍷🍷🍷
Another terrific post – l love octopus and squid, all seafood really. 🙂
Me too 🙂 And when I think that a few years back I even did not want to hear about them 🙂
Thank you Rory 🙂
Life is strange Ribana 🙂
Oh very 🙂 But I guess this is what it makes us who we are right?
Yep, or do l say Yep Left 🙂