A humungus octopus.
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Octopus and Ouzo
Son in law Kyriakos and 'friend'
While fishing is not allowed during lockdown, if you're a boatman (water taxi captain ) you can walk up and down the quay with your trident, peering into the depths, while waiting for passengers.
This octopus is around 4 kilos.
One of those suckered tentacles would satisfy a bunch of ouzo drinkers. Octopus and ouzo go together like toast and honey, a horse and carriage. You get the idea. They're 'best buds' as Jamie Oliver would say
And 'Lo' a few weeks later he speared another one.
This is the sort of thing he throws. The handle is a couple of metres long so he can throw and retrieve it
At the moment they're in the freezer but we will all be enjoying, sometime, lazy summer days of octopus meze.
He's a grand cook as well. His octopus simmered in its own juices and doused in ouzo is a classic.
Then there's plain grilled octopus with dashings of lemon juice
Octopus and macaroni
Octopus and onions
But the classic is a grilled tentacle, sliced, speared with a toothpick and a glass of ice cold ouzo or raki on a hot summer's day, with a few friends and lots of loud discussion