Galicia: Pulpo do Feira

12 Jul

One of the classic items to eat in Galicia is Pulpo do Feira. Translation: Octopus-“Market Style”. In my grandmother’s local market, the women working the Pulpo tent dip their sticks rhythmically into the huge copper pot, their hands seemingly immune to the scalding water below. Then using scissors, they snip the legs into pieces so quickly it’s amazing that any of them still have fingers. You take your seat in the covered tent and someone plunks down a bottle of wine and a huge loaf of bread and you order your ration. It’s drizzled with olive oil,  and sprinkled with salt and pimentón. Y ya está. (That’s it!) Meaty deliciousness.

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2 Responses to “Galicia: Pulpo do Feira”

  1. Jay Dickson July 15, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Oh my god – Helena! This and the Peas and Gam are making me miss Vancouver. Yum.

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Silent H July 15, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      We miss you too! But don’t worry they have peas and ham and octopus in London too!

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