Octopus with lentils, rucola and red peppers – Χταποδι με φακες, ροκα και κοκκινες πιπεριες

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Today I cooked something for the Easter fast.

Octopus
Octopus

I got a nicely sized octopus, boiled it and then seared it in the pan with red wine.

Lentils
Lentils

In the meantime, my lentils were boiling with green herbs, a dash of red wine and chopped tomatoes.

Tentoura
Tentoura

I added a little bit of a Greek liqueur called “tentoura” to the pot of lentils, for extra flavor. Her name, a registered trademark of our company, originates from the Latin word “tinctura”  and the French teinture, which means tincture and extract.

Octopus with lentils, rucola and red peppers
Octopus with lentils, rucola and red peppers

The rucola I collected from my vegetable garden.

The red peppers I bought already roasted.

Octopus with lentils, rucola and red peppers - detail
Octopus with lentils, rucola and red peppers – detail

I love capers, so I added some in the spaces between the rucola leaves and the sliced red peppers.

After serving and decorating the dish I added some olive oil.

Enjoy it with a medium – bodied red wine. I had it with the greek variety of Agiorgitiko.