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Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)

Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)

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Diana Moutsopoulos

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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  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 502 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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.
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Reviews

Victoria
12
1/16/2012

Thanks Diana for a great, easy to make recipe. We used frozen octopus we'd had for some time, 2 large regular onions as that was what we had in the house and I just added some chopped greek olives. It was 'out of the park' delicious We served it with whole wheat pasta, green salad & crusty panini rolls. So easy, so delicious. Left overs the next day were just as scruptious!

kellymc125
4
8/9/2011

I can't wait to try this, it sounds like something I had at a party years ago. Thank you so much!

Olga
3
5/19/2012

Pretty good. but a bit salty. Goes nicely with rice.I would make it again.