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This delicious Portuguese roasted octopus with garlic sauce recipe (receita de polvo no forno com molho de alho) is very easy to prepare and it makes a great entre.
Portuguese Roasted Octopus with Garlic Sauce Recipe
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Portuguese Roasted Octopus with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Portuguese Roasted Octopus with Garlic Sauce Recipe

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1 cooked octopus1 head of garlic1 piri piri (chili) pepper2 bay leavesOlive oil (to taste)1 teaspoon of papricaCoriander (to taste), chopped

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  1. Bake the octopus and let it cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. 
  3. Cut it into pieces and place it in a clay pot.
  4. In a frying pan, place the rolled garlic, bay leaf, chilli pepper and a generous amount of olive oil.
  5. Cook until the garlic has browned.
  6. Add the paprika, mix well and pour it over the octopus.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with coriander and serve hot.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com

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