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Delicious meal for seafood lovers, this Portuguese baked octopus with shrimp recipe (receita de polvo no forno com camarão) takes a little time to prepare but it's worth it.
Portuguese Baked Octopus with Shrimp Recipe
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Portuguese Baked Octopus with Shrimp Recipe

Portuguese Baked Octopus with Shrimp Recipe

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1 octopus (about 2 lbs) (cleaned)1 lb of medium sized shrimp1 and 1/2 lbs of new potatoes8 cloves of garlic2 onions1/2 cup of white wine1/2 cup of olive oilSalt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)Salsa (to taste)Juice of 1 lemon

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  1. Cook the octopus in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and set aside.
  3. Cook the potatoes with the skin in water with salt for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C or 400°F.
  5. Drain the octopus, cut it into pieces and place it on a clay dish.
  6. Drain the potatoes, cut them in half and place them around the octopus, as well as the crushed garlic and the sliced onion.
  7. Sprinkle with white wine and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes, occasionally drizzling with the sauce from the bottom of the dish.
  9. Put two cloves of crushed garlic in a frying pan with a little olive oil, bring to a boil and cook the shrimp.
  10. When the shrimp are done, remove from the heat and drizzle with lemon juice.
  11. Remove the octopus from the oven, add the shrimp and serve immediately sprinkled with parsley.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com

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