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Monday, 11 October 2010

Spanish Braised Octopus in Paprika Sauce



Ingredients:

1-2 pounds octopus
1/2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 T. sweet paprika
1/2 cup olive oil
2-3 lemons

Preparation:

Braise your octopus as directed in the instructions below.
Meanwhile, put the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic in a mortar and pound it until it is a paste. Slowly add the olive oil, stirring and mashing all the while. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you could use a food processor, but the texture will be different.
When the octopus is tender and still warm, cut into chunks, put into a large bowl and toss with the sauce. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the bowl and toss to combine.
Serve warm or at room temperature with slices of lemon.

Prep Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

33 comments:

  1. hmm... we don't have an octopus here so i'll probably substitute it with squid.

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  2. I'd love to try this but I have no idea where to get Octopus around here. :D

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  3. Octopus? Hmmmm..... intersting. Kind of want to try it.

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  4. never tried octopus, any good?

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  5. that looks someone just gave birth to it....probably delicious though! ha

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  6. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  7. FOLLOWED! :)
    and omfg this looks sooooooooooooooo good i want some :(

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  8. Interesting post! You should check out my newest post on ptc sites.

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  9. eww octopus, doesn't sound very apetising :P

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  10. lol this doesnteven look good but i woudl stil try it lol

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  11. that looks soo good
    but i would not make it haha

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  12. I'm follower 300!!! wooo! Ps. nice dish!

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  13. i got pumped reading this then i remembered i cant cook :<

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  14. OCTOPUS! sounds like Paul is going to be hiding this fall.

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  15. Hehe. Funny how this is recipes for the masses and yet everyone commenting is complaining about not being able to find the main ingredient :P

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  16. looks sooo tasty... sounds less delicious though..

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  17. Looks delicious, want to cook this but the prep time seems too long

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  18. Any idea where I could get octopus in the UK?

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  19. oh yum! octopus is delicious! thanks for the post.

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