This appetizer is very popular in Lesvos. It goes well with ouzo.
It might look difficult to prepare but if you have tasted it in a Greek island and it was well prepared, then it is worth trying to cook it. It is considered a very famous Greek appetizer which is very often accompanied with Ouzo drink. There are many variations of this appetizer. We suggest you the following recipe. Two tips regarding octopus. Do not add too much salt become it is salty. It does not require any extra water on cooking because it has its own juice.
This dish is taken from one of the best restaurants in Molivos, named The Captain’s table. The shrimp pasta that the restaurant offers is very tasty. We believe that the recipe looks like the one that we offer you here! You can experiment with the portion of garlic, tomato, olive oil and shrimps.
This is a recipe that comes from Corfu island. It is called Bourtheto (Μπουρδέτο)
Source:The Classical Cookbook, Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger. Excellent source on Ancient Greek Cuisine.
New York Cookbook
Source: Patty McDuffy, GREEK-RECIPE yahoo group