Portuguese Roasted Octopus

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Combine all of the spices, onions, garlic, oil and wine in a large roasting pan with a lid.
  • Cut up the octopus tentacles into large 3 inch pieces, removing any excess skin. Separate the skin from the head by pulling it apart, then cut into large pieces. (Make sure you remove the mouth & bone from the head).
  • Wash thoroughly, then add to the roasting pan.
  • Roast uncovered for approximately 1 hour. Cover then roast for another hour.
  • When the octopus is tender, add the potatoes and cook for another hour, or so. If the sauce is drying, you can add either more wine or some water.
  • The cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the octopus. Adjust the time accordingly.
  • Taste the potatoes, then add more salt, or more spices if desired.
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