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  • Octopus in red

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    Octopus in red
    Prep: 30 min Cook: 90 min Servings: 3
    by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
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    Mouth-watering meal full of Mediterranean flavors.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tbs olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 small chili pepper, sliced
    • 1 small green pepper, sliced
    • 1 octopus, weighing about 1.4 kg, cleaned
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1 tbs honey or sugar
    • 3 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed or 400g canned chopped tomatoes
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
    • 2 tbs capers (optional)
    • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
    • 1 cup rocket salad

    Directions

    1. Add the octopus to the pot of slightly salted, boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, drain and let cool briefly.
    2. Cut the octopus into mouthful chunks, sauté in oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add garlic, continue sautéing. Add chili and green pepper, stir. Add wine and bring to boil. Reduce flame and simmer for several minutes.
    3. Add tomatoes, honey or sugar, mix, cover tightly and simmer on very low heat for 1 hour or hour and a half. Toward the end of cooking taste the octopus, if it is not completely soft, cook a little longer.
    4. Just before serving add parsley, basil and rocket.
    5. Serve with focaccia bread (with roasted garlic and rosemary with olives or tomatoes and Parmesan cheese).

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