Octopus with macaroni (Htapodi me makaronaki)
- octopus: 1 kilo
- onions: 2
- tinned tomatoes: 600 gr.
- cinnamon: 1 stick (optional)
- pepper: 15 peppercorns
- olive oil: 2/3 cup
- parsley: ½ bunch, finely chopped
- bukovo: a bit (flaked hot red peppers)
- garlic: 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
- macaroni: 500 gr.
- salt a bit
- pepper freshly ground
Cook the octopus over a medium heat until it is rid of its juices. Cut up into medium sized pieces and add the finely-chopped onions, the peppercorns, salt, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, cinnamon (optional) and the oil and cook until the octopus is soft. Add the parsley and the bukovo and stir. In a separate pot, cook the pasta in plenty of salted water and then drain. Mix the pasta in with the octopus and its sauce and serve.