Octopus with Seasoned Potatoes

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Octopus with Seasoned Potatoes


If you are lucky enough live near a fish market that sells octopus, by all means buy a couple for using in this simple recipe. First the octopus is simmered with onion until just tender, then it's briefly baked with potatoes (here cooked in a microwave), bell pepper, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve as a starter course, sprinkled with cilantro, and with crusty bread for sopping up the juices.


  • 2 octopuses (medium)
  • 1 onions
  • 6 potatoes
  • 6 bay leaves
  • salt
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 250 milliliters olive oil
  • 2 stalks cilantro (chopped)


  1. 1Cook octopus and onion in a pan of boiling water.
  2. 2Cook until onion is tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3Scrub potatoes.
  4. 4Make 2 lengthwise shallow cuts in each potato.
  5. 5Place 1/2 bay leaf in each cut.
  6. 6Roll potatoes in salt and place them in a microwave-safe container.
  7. 7Select maximum power and program 20 minutes.
  8. 8Preheat oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F).
  9. 9When the potatoes are ready, remove them from the container, shake off excess salt and mash slightly in a cloth.
  10. 10Place the potatoes in a baking pan with the octopus.
  11. 11Season octopus with a pinch of salt.
  12. 12Add the sliced peppers and garlic.
  13. 13Drizzle with olive oil.
  14. 14Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 10 minutes to cook pepper.
  15. 15To serve, remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro.
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