Adriatic Spaghetti (Spaghetti Dell'adriatico)

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Title: Adriatic Spaghetti (Spaghetti Dell'adriatico)
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Italian, Seafood


1 sm Octopus (about 3 1/4 pounds)
1/2 c Olive oil
pn Rosemary
1 Bay leaf
pn Oregano
1 ts Cumin seeds
Chopped parsley
1 Green chili pepper chopped
1/2 lb Tomatoes, peeled and cut in
3 Cloves garlic, (inner buds
-removed), chopped
Salt and pepper
1 lb Spaghetti

The octopus must be very carefully washed and dried, and the mouth
removed. Cover the bottom of a saucepan with oil; add the rosemary,
bay leaf oregano, cumin seeds, parley, chili pepper, tomatoes and
chopped garlic. Place the octopus on top of this mixture and season
with salt and pepper. Cover the pot very tightly and simmer for about
45 minutes. Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water
until it is 'al dente' (firm to the bite). Drain and turn onto a
warm serving dish. Mix the octopus sauce into the spaghetti. Serve
piping hot.

From "Feast of Italy", translated from the Italian edition published
by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1973. Consulting Chef, Giorgio Gioco.
Thomas Crowell, New York. ISBN 0-690-00059-6

Serves 4 to 6.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; September 7 1992.