Ingredients

1 kg cleaned baby octopus
100 ml extra virgin olive oil
10 French shallots, peeled and thickly sliced
6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
3 small red chillies, split lengthways
400 ml red wine
2 tablespoons dried Greek-style oregano
3 thyme sprigs
2 fresh bay leaves
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
200 ml Passata (sauce)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
250 g cherry tomatoes
4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 heaped tablespoon raw sugar

Instructions

1. Blanch octopus in large pot boiling salted water 3 minutes. Drain and set aside
2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat
3. Add shallots, garlic and chilli
4. Cook stirring frequently 5 minutes until shallots soften and start to caramelise
5. Add wine, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, coriander, Passata and tomato paste
6. Add 600 ml of water, season and bring to a simmer
7. Add octopus, bring back to a simmer and cook over low heat for 30 minutes
8. Add tomatoes and vinegar to the pan, stir through and cook a further 20 minutes
9. As the tomatoes cook, pull the skins away from the flesh with tongs and discard
10. Stir through sugar and adjust seasoning if necessary
11. The liquid should have thickened to a sauce-like consistency
12. Serve warm or cool to room temperature
13. If making ahead of time, place in a jar and keep in the fridge for up to a week

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