David Rocco's Dolce Vita Dinner Lunch Seafood

Polipo in Umido

By David Rocco’s Dolce Vita 


– 2 pounds octopus, cut into 1-inch cubes (900g)
– 4 tablespoons extra virgin oil olive (60ml)
– 3 cloves garlic, crushed
– Red chili peppers, crushed (optional)
– 5 anchovies fillets
– 20 capers
– 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
– Bunch of Italian parsley, finely chopped
– Salt to season


In a pan, heat up extra virgin olive oil. Add garlic, chili peppers, anchovies and capers and let cook together for 30 seconds.

Add octopus and stir.  Stir in cherry tomatoes and parsley.   Let cook on low to medium heat for approximately 1 hour or until tender. Add salt to taste.

Yield:  4 serving

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