Eke Takare I Roto Ite Akari (Curried Octopus in Coconut Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A seafood recipe from that South Pacific paradise, the Cook Islands. Cooking times are guesses.


  1. Clean the octopus removing the ink sac from the head.
  2. Place the whole octopus in a pot over medium heat.
  3. The water from the octopus will provide the cooking liquid.
  4. Wash hands after handling the octopus as some people will get a skin rash.
  5. Simmer until tender.
  6. Get rid of the cooking water.
  7. Cut the tentacles into bite sized pieces.
  8. Heat the coconut cream in a saucepan with the seasonings and onion.
  9. Add the octopus pieces and reheat.
  10. Serve with cooked root vegetables or rice.