How to make octopus with garlic


The octopus It is one of the most exquisite foods that the sea offers us and, due to its versatility, we can prepare it in different ways, resulting in very tasty but very different dishes. In addition to the spectacular Galician octopus, another recipe you should try is that of octopus in garlic, ideal to enjoy this mollusk either at lunch or dinner. Pay attention to the ingredients you need and get to work to develop the following Garlic Octopus Recipe that we show you in.

Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 1 kg and a half of octopus
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • Black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 500 g prawns to accompany (optional)
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First of all, it is important that if you bought the fresh octopus clean it properly to remove any dirt before cooking it, as well as you should eviscerate it in case it hasn't been done in the fish market. We advise you to consult the article How to clean the octopus to know how to do both in detail.


Once it is well cleaned, it is the turn of cook the octopus. To do this, put a large pot on the fire, fill it with water and let it boil. When it reaches the boiling point, you should take the octopus by the head and introduce it and remove it from the boiling water three times in a row to avoid peeling during cooking. Then, let the octopus cook over medium-high heat for at least 30 or 45 minutes to make it very tender.


Is the octopus already cooked? Perfect, now wait for it to cool and proceed to cut it into slices then cook it in a clay pot preferably with a jet of olive oil. When you see the octopus start to smoke, remove it and set aside on a plate to cook it again later.


The next step to make this recipe for garlic octopus is to prepare the rest of the ingredients. Starts peeling and chopping the garlic in very thin pieces so that they do not notice much when eating this dish, and add them in the same clay pot next to the bay leaf. Let the garlic lightly brown and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula.


Next, add the peeled prawns next to the garlic and wait a few minutes for them to saute. Adding prawns to this recipe is something optional, but if you like this seafood you will see that the final result will be a tasty dish. Finally, add a tablespoon of sweet paprika, stir so that the flavor of all the ingredients is mixed and reintroduce the chopped octopus into the casserole.


You just have to let everything cook for about 6 minutes and you octopus in garlic You will be ready and ready to sit. We hope you like this recipe and if you also want to discover other special octopus recipes, do not miss the following articles:

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