Octopus Quinoa

On the same night I made the salmon flowers and the seafood bisque (you can see them both here) I kept on thinking we didn’t have enough to eat. So while the bisque was boiling and the flowers were baking, I also made an octopus quinoa. Just because. And this recipe was completely improvised!

First, slice and dice the zucchini and mince the garlic. Sizzle the garlic in olive oil and shortly after add the quinoa so it soaks in some of the juices before adding the fish stock.

Now, wait for the quinoa to be completely cooked. Add stock as needed, but don’t let it become soup!

A few minutes before you think it’s ready, add the zucchini sliced so thin they’ll take a few minutes to cook and absorb the goodness.

I used canned octopus because here in Spain it’s really quite decent. But you can choose any kind of product, even cook it yourself – as long as you cook it beforehand and add it to the quinoa already done.

Take the quinoa off the heat, plate and add crushed pistachios. Et voila! It’s great even lukewarm or cold on a hot summer picnic day at the beach!


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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