Octopus with potatoes and paprkia - recipe


- Credit: Archant

Make this octopus with potatoes and paprkia dish the centre of your Spanish style feast

Ingredients (serves 4)

• 3 bay leaves

• 1 garlic bulb, halved horizontally

• 1 tbsp sea salt

• 1 octopus, cleaned and defrosted if frozen

• 4 medium waxy potatoes

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• 3 tbsp olive oil

• 1 tsp smoked paprika


1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the bay leaf, garlic and salt.

2. Submerge the octopus and simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes to the pan and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until the potatoes and octopus are tender to the point of a knife.

4. Drain well, then peel and slice the potatoes and arrange on a large serving platter. Slice the octopus (discarding the eyes and beak) and arrange on top, then drizzle with oil and sprinkle with paprika. Serve warm for the best texture.

Note: If you want to make the dish in advance, let it cool in the poaching liquor, then drain, slice and chill overnight. You can then steam the octopus and potatoes to reheat before dressing.

Find it in Hampshire

• Octopus - Kerri’s Catch; fishmarketportsmouth.co.uk

• Potatoes - Berry Hill Farm; berryhill-farm.co.uk• Garlic - The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight; thegarlicfarm.co.uk

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