Octopus with Green Olives

Green olives from Chalkidiki are just the perfect ingredient for a fresh octopus recipe!

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1 kg octopus
4 large onions, sliced
200 gr green olives
200 gr  tinned tomatoes
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs butter
4 tbs Madeira wine
1 tbs lemon juice
black pepper
green pepper



Melt the sliced onions in the mixture of butter and olive oil.

Add the peppers, the ginger and the thyme, pour very slowly one cup of boiling water, the tomatoes and the octopus, pre-cooked and cut in pieces, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Drop the olives in boiling water. After 5 minutes drain and stone.

This can be done easily if the olives have been incised spirally before boiling.

Add the olives the last moment, stir for a few minutes, remove from stove and sprinkle with the lemon juice and Madeira wine.