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Pico Style Octopus (Polvo à Moda do Pico)

Pico style Octopus, or Polvo à Moda do Pico, is an Azorean style of cooking octopus which originates in the island of Pico, Azores. It is a traditional and signature dish of Pico in the Azores and is one of the many delicious Azorean ways of cooking and enjoying Octopus. The combination of red wine, tomatoes, onions and garlic makes for an unbelievably rich and flavorful sauce. It is quite delicious, and pretty simple and easy to make.
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Polvo Assado (Portuguese Roasted Octopus)

Here we have a wonderful recipe for Portuguese Roasted Octopus, Polvo Assado, coming from one of the islands of the Azores, in Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel. This is a unique dish that is emblematic of Azorean cuisine. It is really simple and easy to make, but delicious with tons of flavor and is sure to impress.

2 pounds octopus chopped
1 teaspoon White Pepper
8 potatoes de-skinned
1 malagueta pepper chopped
3 tomatoes, peeled and de-seeded
1/2 cup of red wine
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of butter
4 garlic cloves chopped

1) Properly cut the pieces of the octopus. You can learn how to properly cut the octopus meat here
How to Cut Octopus Meat
2) Place all of the ingredients in a large saucepan and mix them together, cover it, and let them marinate for 5-6 hours.
3) Once done, place them in a large baking dish and then put it in the oven and cook it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35-40 minutes or until it is well cooked and the octopus is tender.
4) Serve it in a large platter with some bread to enjoy the sauce, enjoy!

Video: How to make Polvo Assado (Grilled Octopus)