Appetizers » Marinated Octopus w/ Eggplant Caviar
Weary of eating a purple sea creature with long, squiggly arms and tentacles? We guarantee that Robert Sisca will make an octopus lover out of you with his recipe for Mediterranean-inspired marinated octopus. A whole octopus braises slowly in an aromatic liquid and is sliced and tossed with imitation "caviar" made from roasted eggplant and spices. Robert adds sweet sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts to the cold salad mixture. Serve on crostini for canapé-style party apps, or as a cold starter with crackers or bread on the side.