Originally Posted by pdswife
Any one have a recipe that doesn't include tomatoes?
I've googled it but haven't found a recipe that doesn't want a
can of tomatoes thrown in.
Maybe just a good recipe for a garlic sauce would work... If you could also tell me how to cook the octopus??
You will need to cook the octopus first before putting in the sauce. the octopus may take a couple of hours or even 4-5 hours for a large (4/5lb) one.
The octopus may be very, and I stress very, gently simmered in water. Alternatively, place the octopus in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove, place in an ovenproof dish, cover and cook in the oven 200C/400F/Gas 6 until tender. Make the garlic sauce separately, cut the octopus into bite sized pieces and reheat gently in the sauce.
The eminent food writer, Harold McGee has an excellent article on cooking octopus on his web site: The Curious Cook. The particular article is one from the column he writes for the New York Times and I would urge you to read it.
Hope this helps,