Octopus with Potatoes

As a “welcome home” dinner, my sister-in-law Barbara, surprised me with one of my favorite dishes, Octopus!

Octopus, a seafood similar to squid (calamari), is not a familiar food to everyone, but it is very common in our Mediterranean cuisine. We love it because it tastes wonderful, it is low in calorie, it is also a good source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus and Omega-3 fatty acids!

We commonly eat it with boiled potatoes, either hot of cold. This is the hot version.

I believe this dish is best enjoyed if eaten while having a view like this!


1 octopus (about one pound) cleaned

4 potatoes, peeled

3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 peppercorn

2 tablespoons olive oil



Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker add enough water to almost submerge octopus, cook for 30 minutes. Place in serving dish and enjoy!

PS: some people like eating the outside shin, but I prefer it skinless.

Buon appetito!
Cook with your heart! Rima

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