Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Baby Octopus In Black Bean/Oyster Sauce On A Crisp Egg Noodle Pillow

> > > Visiting my Asian food store is such a great food shopping experience. I usually go to stock up on sauces, Asian noodles, special veggies and the occasional specialty item I can’t find at my regular hunting grounds. However, as it is usually the case when I go shopping for “just a few […]

Shrimp And Octopus Stewed In Red Wine

> Seafood , wine, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic, beans and potatoes give this dish that familiar taste and appearance you’ll find when ordering seafood stew along the coast of Portugal and it’s islands. Maria and I have had this particular stew (sometimes with, sometimes without the beans) a couple of times in the home of […]

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

> > Trying  to end 2015 on a healthy note :-). Well, BS, I just don’t feel like cooking today 😦 Anyway, I could eat this salad for no reason any day, anytime, anywhere……. > Bon Appetit !   Happy 2016 ! > > > > > > > Preparation : To read instructions, hover […]

Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens

> > Today  was “Fix and clean the computer day” at my house (re-installing all programs, etc), therefore there was no time for elaborate cooking (or anything else, for that matter). So what better way to not cook but still eat a great meal than a large salad with veggies and canned seafood. As I mentioned […]

Open Faced Octopus Salad Sandwich

> > The  question might be, was this a salad or was it a sandwich? I am not so sure, probably it was both, rolled into one blissful lunch. One thing however I am sure of – it was absolutely delicious. While devouring it I was reminded of the old custom of soaking up the salad dressing with […]

No Cook Octopus Salad

> > Please  forgive me for the slight misnomer of this dish, “No-Cook Octopus Salad”. Of course, the potatoes have been pre-cooked and so has the octopus. But since I had leftover potatoes  from yesterday and the  octopus came out of a can (Vigo Brand, which is one of my favorite canned seafood brands), all I had […]

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

> > Yesterday,  on my way home from work , I told myself that under no circumstance will I cook and clean up the kitchen, I was just too tired and a bit under the weather. So, while driving along university drive and contemplating where to stop for a bite or some take out, evaluating the […]

Potato And Carrot Cream With Spicy Octopus

> > This  started out with the plan to make a simple potato cream soup with bacon. Soon I realized that I had no bacon in the house, so I tried to figure out another approach. Checking the cupboard revealed Spanish octopus in virgin olive oil. I also had a bunch of nice, sweet carrots. This […]