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Braised baby octopus in red wine

This tender braised octopus in red wine recipe works well cooked in a cast-iron pot over a low flame.
1H 10M



1.Heat oil in a medium heavy-based saucepan. Cook onion over high heat until starting to brown. Add garlic and bay leaf and stir, 2 minutes, until aromatic. Add octopus and stir until octopus is thoroughly coated.
2.Add wine, vinegar, tomato, tomato paste, oregano, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently, 1 hour, or until octopus is very tender and sauce is slightly thickened.
3.Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

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