Red Wine Octopus Stew

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Main-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

When octopus is simmered gently for an hour or so, it loses all toughness and becomes meltingly tender.


  • 1 octopus
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 3


If you have tracked down a whole octopus, cut it up as shown and cut the tentacles into 1-inch sections. Cut the head into pieces about the same size as the tentacle sections.

In a pot large enough to hold the octopus, cook the onion, carrot, and garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 12 minutes, or until the onion is softened but not browned.

Add the octopus pieces, pour