We didn't linger over Spicy Octopus & Potato at Motorino in Brooklyn. Not one moment. How could we? Why would we?
Our table was situated in the corner, next to the window. We sat on metal chairs. Elbows on the table. My stomach almost ached to be replenished.
I hope it's good.
It'd better be good.
It was good.
With two hearty glasses of red we pronged and chewed.
Does this taste good because we're hungry or is it really good?
The octopus, tender. The potatoes yielding just right. And heat. We love heat.
Spicy Octopus & Potato 14
A morning at the farmer's market yielded: lettuce; cucumber; zucchini; sugar snap peas; squash; spring onions; cherries; and gooseberries.
An afternoon at the deli yield: salami; prosciutto; ricotta salata; pasta; olives; and tinned octopus.
We should make an octopus salad.
More Than Enough
Roberto pulled back the face of the tin.
I leaned over, inspecting. It doesn't look like much. We should have gotten two tins.
But it was enough.
The salad yielded: octopus; celery; shallot; baby red potatoes; extra virgin olive oil; salt; pepper; and lemon juice.
The tinned octopus was quite tender and succulent. The brand, Goya.