Recipe: SautÃ©ed Octopus with Sweet Potato and Turnip Greens
by Restaurante ChÃ¡ com Ãgua Salgada
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Octopus is a dish that regularly appears on Portuguese tables. The tentacled delicacy combines really well with sweet potatoes. The team atÂ ChÃÂ¡ com ÃÂgua Salgada have shared this menu with us for you to enjoy at home. It showcases the very best of the Algarve - excellent seafood, subtle olive oil and sweet potatoes from Aljezur on the Costa Vicentina (the West coast). The recipe comes with wine recommendations too!
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SautÃÂ©ed Octopus with Sweet Potatoes and Turnip Greens
by Restaurante ChÃÂ¡ com ÃÂgua Salgada
2,5kg Octopus from Algarvian Coast (after cooked it will loseÂ at least 1 kg)
1,5kg Sweet Potatoes (the bests are from Aljezur, Algarve)
a bunch of turnip greens
Olive Oil (the best is Monterosa, from Moncarapacho, Algarve)
1. Cook the octupusÂ just withÂ water (or in the oven if you haveÂ steam convector oven).
2. Cook the sweet potatoes with skin in the oven for 1 hour.
3. Take out the bestÂ green leaves and stalks from the bunch of turnip greens
4. Put a frying pan with olive oil and one garlic glove and sautÃÂ© the octupus and after repeat the same procedure with the turnip green leaves and stalks
Enjoy it with a good white or red wine. Our sugestion for white is SoBlanc (Sauvignon Blanc) from Quinta do Barranco Longo (Algoz, Algarve) and for red is Quinta dos Carvalhais Red Colheita 2017 (DÃÂ£o, Portugal)
ChÃÂ¡ com ÃÂgua Salgada is a lovely beach restaurant in the eastern Algarve, serving delicious, contemporary, Portuguese food by the sea.Â
Main image credits: Jorge Raiado.
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