By Eddy − On Friday, November 27, 2015, 8 years ago in Soup Recipes

Portuguese Octopus Stew Recipe

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Portuguese  Octopus Stew Recipe

This octopus stew recipe (receita de polvo guisado) is loaded with rich flavors and is one of my favorite dishes.

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Ready In2 h 45 min
Level of DifficultyModerate
Servings6

Ingredients

2 (2-pound) octopus, cleaned2 tablespoons of olive oil2 cups of chopped onions2 tablespoons of chopped garlic2 crushed bay leaves8 cups of chicken stock2 cups of red wine2 pounds of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped1 pound of new potatoesPinch of crushed red pepper2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander2 tablespoons of chopped parsleySalt and pepper (to taste)
2 (2-pound) octopus, cleaned2 tablespoons of olive oil2 cups of chopped onions2 tablespoons of chopped garlic2 crushed bay leaves8 cups of chicken stock2 cups of red wine2 pounds of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped1 pound of new potatoesPinch of crushed red pepper2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander2 tablespoons of chopped parsleySalt and pepper (to taste)
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Preparation

  1. Submerge the octopus in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and let it cool, then cut the tentacles into 2-inch lengths or chunks and reserve.
  3. In a large pot, add the olive oil, when the oil is hot add the onions, garlic and bay leaves.
  4. Fry in the oil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly wilted. 
  5. Deglaze the pan with the wine, bring the liquid up to a boil and let it reduce by half. 
  6. Stir in the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, the octopus and stock.
  7. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  8. Simmer the stew for about 2 hours on low heat.
  9. Stir in the crushed red pepper, fresh coriander and parsley.
  10. Once the octopus is almost cooked, add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  11. Check the salt and pepper, let it cool slightly and enjoy.
Recipe Credit: Emeril  Lagasse
Photo Credit: Allison Vieira

Claude Benchimol
Claude Benchimol
I made your recipe, just the way you said. It came out scrumptious. Thank you, The family loved it.
1 year ago, Saturday, May 20, 2023
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Eddy
Great to hear. 🙂
1 year ago, Saturday, May 20, 2023
Michael
Michael
Where can I find information about cleaning and prepping octopus
1 year ago, Saturday, May 20, 2023
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Eddy

Here is a video Michael: How to clean an octopus.

1 year ago, Saturday, May 20, 2023
Mary
Mary
What does “deglaze with wine” mean #5? Thanks
1 year ago, Saturday, January 21, 2023
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Eddy
Deglaze in simple terms just mean adding liquid to a hot pan Mary.
1 year ago, Sunday, January 22, 2023
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