Polpo Ubria'o - 'Drunken Octopus'

Fresh Octopus at Pescheria Meloria, Central MarketFresh Octopus at Pescheria Meloria, Central MarketThis recipe was supplied by Andrea from Pescheria Meloria in the Central Market.

What you need:

1 small octopus, about 600-700g,

olive oil,



tomato concentrate

1/2 glass good red wine



What to do:

lightly fry some garlic and chilli (according to taste) in the olive oil. Add two big spoonfuls of tomato concentrate (purée) and cook for a minute or two before adding the whole octopus. Add red wine (the better the wine, the better the dish!) and cover and cook slowly for 30-40 minutes until the octopus is tender.

Fresh octopus costs about 15-18 euros per kilo. The smaller octopus are better for this dish as they are more tender.

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