Octopus in tomato sauce

David Rocco makes a classic Italian chunky stew of octopus cooked slowly in a punchy sauce of tomatoes, chillies and anchovy
By David Rocco
Octopus in tomato sauce
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 5 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1 x 796ml jar tomato purée
  • 1 kg octopus
  • 1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Method

1. In a pan heat up the extra virgin olive oil. Add the crushed garlic, chilli, anchovies and cook together for 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomato puree, octopus, season with salt and black pepper and stir. Cook for approximately an hour or until tender. Add parsley and serve.

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