Brazilian Octopus in Garlic Sauce

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We can’t think of a better time to honor the World Cup players with a winning recipe worthy of a celebration; we present our simple yet elegant version of Brazilian Octopus in Garlic Sauce. Add the following ingredients to any pasta for a winning dish.

Octopus in Garlic Sauce

Brazilian Octopus in Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Serving Size: 4 Servings

Brazilian Octopus in Garlic Sauce

Keep a can of octopus around for a quick meal that will impress even the most discerning taste buds. The dish provides a balance of texture and blend of flavors. Pair this dish with a refreshing craft beer or a nice pinot grigio.


  • 6 oz can of octopus
  • two handfuls of fresh leaf spinach
  • 2 roasted peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese to taste
  • Pasta


  1. Boil Water for the pasta.
  2. Add the pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, about 5-6 minutes
  3. Heat the olive oil
  4. Add the octopus and saute
  5. Stir in the garlic to coat the octopus
  6. Add the hot red pepper diced
  7. Add the extra oil from the octopus can
  8. Fold in the spinach and roasted red peppers
  9. Optional add 1/4 cup white wine and allow flavors to blend.


Recipe By Destination Cuisine © June 30, 2014

Try other Brazilian recipes like Pacu/Tambaqu Fish Ribs as featured in Smithsonian Magazine

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Written by: Laura Raymond

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