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A Portuguese octopus recipe to cook a gourmet treasure

Elvis Elvis

A good octopus recipe usually leads to a delicious dish. This is no surprise as this mollusk has become a true gourmet treasure all over the world and Portugal is no exception. Octopus can even be celebrated as seafood delicacy given its extraordinary and distinctive flavor. You can cook octopus is different ways such as grilled, stewed, boiled, marinated and a few other ways and variations.

So for a octopus recipe and the different ways octopus can be cooked, it is important to have the cookware needed to get excellent results. So I would recommend the Chef’s Classic Stainless Set. This is a first-class ten piece set of stainless steel and aluminum, not only for cooking octopus but also to prepare a wide variety of dishes.

An octopus recipe to prepare a delicious dish.

Portuguese Octopus with Rice (Arroz De Polvo)

Ingredients

600 to 800g (1.3 to 1.8 lb) of octopus, 200 ml (7 oz) of wine, water, 150 ml (5 oz) of olive oil, 1 chopped onion, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 3 skinned and chopped tomatos, 1 large green pepper cut into snips, salt and pepper to taste, chilli powder to taste, 350g (11 oz) of rice.

Preparation

Precook 600 to 800g octopus in 200 ml (7 oz) of red wine with a little water. The octopus will exude liquid so that you are likely to end up with more cooking liquid at the end. Retain this and add water to make it up to 600 ml (20 oz). Cut the drained octopus into small pieces. Heat 150 ml (5 oz) of olive oil in a large saucepan, add a chopped onion and cook gently, stirring, for 2 or 3 minutes. Add 2 garlic cloves finely chopped, 3 tomatoes, skinned and chopped, and a large green pepper cut into snips. Season with salt, pepper and chilli powder to taste. Cook for a few minutes longer. Add the cooking liquid from the octopus and bring it to the boil. Add 350g (11 oz) of rice and bring back to the boil, then turn the heat very low and put the lid on the saucepan. After 15 minutes, stir to ensure the rice is not catching on the bottom of the saucepan. In 5 minutes more, taste a grain or two to make sure it is soft. The rice should still be quite damp. Now you can serve.

Now if you need olive oil or cooking oil for your recipes such as the octopus recipe above it may be a good idea and practical to use a Oil Dispenser. It works perfectly for all foods that need oil.

Fried Octopus (Polvo Frito)

A Portuguese octopus recipe to cook a gourmet treasure

Ingredients

1 kg (2.2 lb) of octopus, 3 eggs, a cup of milk, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 bunch of finely chopped parsley, a little of olive oil to fry.

Preparation:

Precook 1 kg of octopus, drain and cool. Cut it up into generous chunks. Beat 3 eggs, with a cup of milk, salt and pepper to taste, and half a bunch of very finely chopped parsley. Coat the octopus pieces in the egg mixture and shallow fry in a little olive oil, turning them until are golden. You can serve this dish. Enjoy this octopus recipe.

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