Hello TCW food lovers, welcome! Happy Australia Day! Braising is the best cooking method ever invented, I kid you not. The slow cooking process not only makes the meat melt in your mouth tender but it also takes on so much flavor, it is mind blowing (and my mouth waters😋😋😋). Guys this braised baby octopus is so good you will want to have it all the time and yes you can have it anytime of the year not only in winter. Want to give it a try? Let me walk you through the process.
Coat the octopus with the flour
heat oil in a cast iron pot and fry the octopus in batches
add the onions to the pot and saute for 3 minutes
then add celery
and carrots and cook for 5 minutes
then add chili
spices, dried herbs and stock cubes and cook for 3-5 minutes
then add chopped tomatoes
tomato paste and mix well to combine
then add balsamic vinegar
and stir through brown sugar
return the octopus and juices to the pot
add 1/2 cup water, stir through, cover, and lower the heat on the stove and let it cook for an hour, mixing it occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot
hmm, hmm, deliciousness awaits you.
I served it with cheesy polenta cakes, which everyone loved. Thank you for stopping by and reading, if you try this recipe please let me know if you enjoyed it in the comments box below or tag me on social media.