Octopus in Red Wine

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This works well with both a larger single 2 lb octopus or 10-12 small baby octopus. Cook the babies whole or cut the large one into 1/4″ pieces.

To clean remove beak and eyes and pull out stuff inside main body cavity. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.

Octopus in Red Wine

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large shallot diced fine
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2-3 fresh sage leaves chopped roughly
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 lbs octopus
  • 1/2 cup red wine

Saute onion in butter and oil until browned then add spices and garlic. Saute until fragrant then add octupus and cook on medium heat until tentacles curl and color changes to light purple, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to very low, add wine and simmer partially covered for 1 1/2 hours. Serve hot.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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