How to cook an octopus?

Elena Krylova
Elena Krylova
July 26, 2012
How to cook an octopus?

Octopus in stores today can be found quite often, but we still get around to it, because we simply do not know how to cook it. But the octopus is very tasty and extremely useful, like all seafood. And we, as you know, always for a healthy and varied diet. So let's learn how to cook an octopus, for example, for dinner, to the surprise and joy of our entire family.

Cooking octopus: what is needed

For the preparation we need:

  • frozen or fresh octopus 600-700g
  • dry red wine
  • olive oil or any other vegetable
  • one onion
  • tomato paste
  • salt, pepper and bay leaf
  • water

How to cook

  1. Octopus need to defrost, thoroughly wash.
  2. Then cut it into pieces for frying.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the onion in it until golden.
  4. Then drop the sliced ​​octopus there and fry it for several minutes until juice is extracted from it.
  5. As soon as this happens, pour the wine in the amount of 100 ml, and wait until it evaporates a little.
  6. Following this, we pour water into a saucepan so that it completely covers our octopus, salt it, add pepper and bay leaf.
  7. Now the dish should be stewed on low heat for an hour. It is necessary to monitor the water so that it does not boil away, but also so that it does not have too much. An octopus is ready if its meat becomes tender and soft.
  8. Approximately 20 minutes before the end of cooking, add a side dish: potatoes, pasta or rice. Do not forget that pasta and rice need different times for cooking, so we start the rice earlier, and spaghetti, of course, later.

This dish may be unusual, but very tasty and not difficult to prepare. Therefore, it is certainly worth cooking octopus. Who knows, suddenly it turns out that the octopus will become your most beloved and signature dish, striking both the taste and imagination of your guests. After all, octopuses are not only stewed, they can be fried, boiled and added to salads. There is a large number of dishes with this exotic seafood. And it is only necessary to start cooking it, as it will firmly take its place on your table.

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