"Octopus in tomato sauce"
1 kg octopus
5 tablespoons oil
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger/garlic mixture
Thyme, chopped parsley
1/2 kg chopped tomatoes
2 green chillies (slit)
Clean and wash octopus. Cut into small pieces.
Heat oil, put in chopped onion, octopus, ginger/garlic mixture, some salt, thyme and parsley. Mix well and cook for about 15 minutes until octopuc turns reddish.
Pour in about 2 glasses of water, mix,cover and cook over moderate heat until octopus is tender.
Add tomatoes, chillies and some more salt. Cook uncovered until sauce thickens. Stir from time to time to prevent mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
When the oil floats on top and tomatoes are nicely pureed, remove from heat and sprinkle with more thyme and parsley.
Sarve hot with rice and lentil soup.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.