Spaghetti and tomato sauce in all its incarnations will always be one of my favorite foods. Today's version: with salmon-infused tomato sauce, and garlicky poached octopus.
To make the sauce, I used some broth we had from poaching a side of salmon, and reduced it to about 1/2 cup liquid. I added it to my favorite jarred spaghetti sauce (Mario Batali's garlic and basil), simmered til hot, then stirred in some diced fresh tomatoes.
The octopus was more involved. J simmered a whole octopus for about an hour until tender (no specific details from him, the man just has an eye for "done" when it comes to sea creatures). I heated up some olive oil and raw garlic, tossed the octopus in it, and then poured a heaping serving onto each plate of pasta. Easy, delicious, healthy, and satisfying. A nice way to end a Sunday.