Octopus “à lagareiro” (octopus with potatoes in the oven)

Octopus "à lagareiro" on a platter

A very tasty typical Portuguese recipe, cooked octopus that goes in the oven with jacket potatoes, seasoned with garlic, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chopped coriander.

Category: Fish, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time: 5 m
Cook Time: 1:10 h
Total Time: 1:15 h
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  • 1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds) octopus
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • Coriander (to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) olive oil


  1. Clean and wash the octopus. Place it in a pressure cooker with water seasoned with a sprig of parsley and a unpeeled onion. Leave to cook about 35 minutes. When the octopus is cooked, remove to a plate and set aside.
  2. Wash the unpeeled potatoes. Place the potatoes in a pan with water seasoned with a little salt and cook. When they are cooked, place them on a plate.
  3. Place the octopus and the potatoes on a baking dish. Season with the chopped garlic and the bay leaf. Drizzle with olive oil and bring to preheated oven at 180°C / (350ºF) about 30 to 35 minutes. Once in a while drizzle with their own sauce.
  4. Turn off the oven and sprinkle with chopped coriander.
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Octopus “à lagareiro” (octopus with potatoes in the oven)
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories 733
Total Fat 38.5 g(59%)
Saturated Fat 5 g(26%)
Cholesterol 0 mg(0%)
Sodium 58 mg(2%)
Total Carbohydrate 50.5 g(17%)
Protein 48 g

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