Monday, August 26, 2013

Roast Octopus, "Polvo à Lagareiro"

I love Octopus as apart from its superb flavours and texture, it allows you to prepare it in several different ways. A couple of months ago I posted an Octupus Salad, Today I'll tell you a Portuguese traditional dish Roast Octopus, which in Portuguese is called Polvo à Lagareiro.

You will need:
1 cooked octopus (see here how to cook the octopus)
small potatoes
Half a head of garlic
Virgin olive oil

Cover the potatoes with salt and put it in the oven at 200 º C for 45 minutes in a tray. When they are roasted, clean the potatoes, give them a punch so that open, (this step is essential for the potatoes absorb the flavour of olive oil, salt and juices released by Octopus). In a tray, put the octopus, the potatoes, roughly chopped garlic and add enough olive oil to almost cover the octopus. Bake for 15 minutes.

Hope you enjoy it!

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