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Sorry Charlie... Octopus does not taste like chicken

Octopus.

Ok, not an American favorite.

Really hard to cook, and almost impossible to find in the US.

But not so in Portugal! Here octopus is part of the culinary landscape – and to help you navigate that landscape, here are a few of our favorites!

Arroz de polvo – A classic of octopus in a tomato rice with onion and a nice bit of spice and hint of parsley. Made right, this octopus risotto is wonderful, and we especially love the way they make it in Coimbra.

Polvo a lagareiro – Roasted octopus in olive oil and garlic with potatoes – rich tasty and addictive!

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Polvo assado – Simple roasted octopus in a simple sauce with peeled potatoes – we see this as comfort food!

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