Octopus in Tomato Sauce

Octopus in Tomato Sauce

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"Enjoy this traditional recipe from Malta which makes a very flavorful sauce for octopus with potatoes, tomatoes, red wine and a hint of citrus that can be served over spaghetti, or just on its own. "
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 499 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 44g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 45 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1095 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the octopus into a large pot and fill with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and then simmer over medium heat until octopus is opaque, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly; cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, mint leaves, curry powder and mixed spice; cook and stir until onion is soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix in the octopus pieces, wine, lemon zest and orange zest. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes to blend the flavors, then stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, potatoes, olives and bay leaves. Cover and simmer over low heat until potatoes and octopus are tender, about 45 minutes.

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Most helpful positive review

I was happy to find this recipe because I already had almost everything needed. The only things I had to change were to use some lime zest instead of lemon, frozen peas instead of canned, and om...

Most helpful critical review

While, it's true that baby octopus cooked this way comes out fairly tender and not too fishy, this recipe, is to say the least, an injustice to such a food. I followed the recipe exactly as sta...

I was happy to find this recipe because I already had almost everything needed. The only things I had to change were to use some lime zest instead of lemon, frozen peas instead of canned, and om...

While, it's true that baby octopus cooked this way comes out fairly tender and not too fishy, this recipe, is to say the least, an injustice to such a food. I followed the recipe exactly as sta...

My husband and I REALLY liked this dish! I changed the recipe to make it with what I had on hand and with slightly less fat/calories. I omitted peas, potatoes, and olives and used basalmic inste...

We made this recipe work, but the instructions were confusing at best. For example, what exactly is "mixed spice"? Sugar is listed in the ingredients but is not to be found in the directions. ...

I skipped on the tomato paste and made lentils my starch. Also tossed in some collard greens for even more veggies. Awesome dish!

This was really tasty, I would definitely make it again, but maybe cut out the citrus, as I wasnt keen on that coming through

Excellent! And I don't normally like octopus... I used a pre-packaged greek seasoning mix as my mixed spice and slightly more of the juice from the can of tomato because it was burning to th...