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Zanzibar African Octopus Stew Recipe

The local variety of octopus in the seas of Zanzibar off Africa's Eastern shores is a favorite ingredient in Octopus stew. 



The local variety of octopus in the seas of Zanzibar off Africa's Eastern shores is a favorite ingredient in Octopus stew.
African Octopus Stew

Eat Zanzibar African Octopus Stew recipe with white rice, stewed beans and a large piece of chili on the side.


Zanzibar African Octopus Stew Recipe


Ingredients

2 pounds cleaned and sliced octopus
2 cups water
1 onion finely chopped
4 scallions finely chopped
3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed and very finely chopped
2 sprigs thyme
2 large bay leaves
2 tablespoons palm oil or sunflower oil
2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Directions

In a large pot, add octopus, one cup of water and seasonings. Let stew on low heat 1 hour. In the same pot add all remaining ingredients, cover and simmer over a medium heat for 25 minutes. Serve hot.


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