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Cape Verde- Polvo a Modo Ze De Lino (Octopus Stew)

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cape Verde
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs. octopus or squid
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 to matoes or l tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • l onion
  • 2 hot peppers like habanero or similar seeded and chopped finely. Use as much as like based on your heat tolerance


  • Wash and cut octopus into small pieces.
  • Place octopus in a pot with two bay leaves and 3 tablespoons of oil.
  • Heat on medium.
  • Allow octopus to cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, cloves of garlic, diced onion and hot pepper.
  • Heat on medium low until stew-like. Stir occasionally.