Octopus Veracruza Recipe

Octopus Veracruza is popular seafood recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Octopus Veracruza by following this easy recipe.
Octopus Veracruza Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4 Cups fish stock
  • 1 Cup red raisins
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Onion (white)
  • 4 Garlic flakes
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 3 Red ball peppers (seeded)
  • 3 Yellow ball peppers (seeded)
  • 2 Cups octopus (blanched)
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp Lime juice
  • 4 Poblano chillies (seeded)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to make Octopus Veracruza:
  • Cut white onion into slices and chop the garlic.
  • Peel the tomatoes.
  • Clean the blanched octopus and cut into pieces.
  • Mix fish stock and raisins.
  • Boil the mixture and cook till raisins turn golden in colour.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in pan.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till translucent.
  • Mix garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Keep the cooked mixture aside.
  • Saute red ball and yellow peppers in four batches by adding oil for each batch till crisp.
  • Keep them for cooling.
  • Mix it with the stock raisin mixture.
  • Now add tomato mixture.
  • Heat the oil again.
  • Add cleaned octopus pieces, salt and pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Now add cooked vegetables, chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt.
  • Toss well for 5 minutes.
  • Octopus Veracruza is ready.