Rustic Baby Octopus in Aromatic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Rustic Baby Octopus in Aromatic Tomato Sauce Recipe


Immerse yourself in the rich and comforting flavours of Rustic Baby Octopus in Aromatic Tomato Sauce. This Italian-inspired dish blends tender octopus with a robust tomato sauce, infused with herbs and a hint of chilli, creating a heartwarming meal perfect for sharing.


  • 1 kg baby octopus, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400 g diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Prepare the Sauce
    1 Prepare the Sauce

    Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes, chilli flakes, and a splash of white wine, simmering for 10 minutes until thickened.

  2. Cook the Octopus
    2 Cook the Octopus

    Add the cleaned baby octopus to the sauce, cover, and simmer gently for 30-35 minutes until the octopus is tender.

  3. Final Touches
    3 Final Touches

    Season with salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. Serve with crusty bread or over cooked pasta.

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