Easy 2h 4 servings
06 May 2021

Octopus in tomato sauce

main dishes


  • 1 octopus about 3 lbs in weight
  • 18 oz San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese – Nocerino DOP tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • 1 chili pepper


Prepare a sauce with the garlic, oil, chili pepper and San Marzano DOP tomatoes pureed in a blender, cook for 20 minutes.

Boil the octopus with a cork in the water until tender, then sauté it quickly in a frying pan with oil and butter (to color it golden).

Serve with a generous splash of sauce on a plate and place the tentacles on top.