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Octopus Vindaye (Vindaye Ourite) Recipe

Recipe Overview

This spicy dish made from octopus and onions is usually enjoyed as an aperitif with bread, but can also be enjoyed as a main course with white rice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1kg of octopus
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon vindaye spices
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 green chili


  • Boil the octopus in a large pot of salted water for 30 minutes. Once cooked discard the water and cut the octopus into pieces and reserved.
  • In another saucepan heat 5 tablespoons oil and brown chopped garlic.
  • Then add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile mix vindaye spices with lemon juice. Put this mixture on the onions and mix well, then add the octopus and green pepper cut in 2.
  • Mix everything and let simmer about ten minutes and it is ready.


Source: Nu La Cuisine