Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)

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Octopus is an incomparable treat. I love it grilled, in a salad or in tomato sauce. For many, cooking octopus may seem daunting - but I assure you, it couldn't be easier. Serve this dish with hand-cut french fries or with rice. Never add water; you want the octopus to cook in its own juices for best flavor.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds octopus, cut into 3-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 8 small red onions, cut into thin wedges

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the octopus pieces into a large saucepan. Cover, and cook over medium-high heat until the octopus has released its juices, 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover, and continue simmering until the liquid has reduced to 3 to 4 tablespoons, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Drizzle the octopus with olive oil, then stir in the onions and bay leaves. Cook and stir until the onions have softened, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the octopus is tender and the sauce has thickened, about 25 minutes. Cook uncovered for the last 10 minutes if the sauce is too thin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
29g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 10mg 58%
Potassium 813mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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