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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.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
35 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Roasted Octopus with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Portuguese Roasted Octopus with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Jan 29, 2019
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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 Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  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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