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Octopus Cooked in Red Wine

  1. Wash the octopus with water and then with lemon juice.
  2. Cut in small pieces (about 2-3 cm each).
  3. Put oil, octopus pieces, wine, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and water in a saucepan with the lid.
  4. Leave over low heat till the octopus is cooked. If necessary add more water.

Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation


  • 1 kg octopus (fresh or frozen)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of oil (preferably olive oil)
  • ½ glass of red dry wine
  • ½ glass of water
  • 2-3 tomatoes coarsely grated
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt

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