OCTOPUS RISOTTO | Italian Baby Octopus Recipes made for Jamie Oliver FoodTube

This is the dish I created for Jamie Oliver and Uncle Ben’s Search for a Food Tube Star. Baby Octopus and Rice is a favourite recipe of mine and I hope it will be one of yours too!

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500gr Baby Octopus
3 tomatoes
Fresh Parsley
1 mug of arborio rice
100gr frozen peas
dry mixed herbs
lemon juice
1/2 carrot (peeled)
1 clove of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Rock salt
a little bit of white wine
Vegetable stock
1x small wok
1x saucepan

– Place the wok on the stove @medium heat
– Add rice and stir for 5 minutes(so the rice starts to get toasty)
– Fill mug with water, add it to the rice then stir until the water absorbe
– While the rice is cooking put your saucepan on another section of the stove on a low heat
– Add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and finely chopped garlic. This will need about 2 minutes
– Chop up Ingredients!
Start with baby octopus bu cutting the head and the slicing it in half
– Add this to the saucepan and stir for a minute or so

Don’t forget the Rice! Once the water has absorbed, add another glass

– Now add colour!
Peel the carrot , cut it in 1/2 and make small cubes
– Add the carrot to the octopus and then add 1/2 cup of wine (make sure you drink a little bit of wine)

The smell is divine!

– Place the stock cube into a bowl and add 2x mugs of boiling water and stir until the cube melts
– The second mug of water should have absorbed into the rice by now so it’s time to add the stock. This also needs to cook until absorb
– Now back to the seafood! 5 minutes after you have added the wine, squeeze some lemon juice through the mixture.

– Onto the tomatoes!
Cut a small circle out of the top pf the tomato and smell the freshness!
– Cut in half , slice and then cut them into small pieces, then add them to the mix
– Chop up some fresh parsley and add it also
– Then add your pees, sprinkle rock salt and some mixed herbs
– Stir the mixture really well and turn up the heat slightly
– Once the rice is ready add it to the mixture and stir for about 2 minutes
– Then take the saucepan from the serve and let it rest for about 30seconds

Make sure you have a nice glass of white wine ready

“E ora si mangia” – And now it’s time to eat

From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank this amazing team of creative professionals. They have been a part of this project from the beginning and have always supported Vincenzo’s Plate and the journey to bring the Taste of Italy into homes all around the world.

Production company: Fame Park Studios
Editor: Bill Way
Brand Manager: Suzanne Prosperi
Animation: Daniele Pignoli
Photographer: Bill Way
Web Designer: Stephanie Nasca
Music “Oktogon” and “Platos178 ok” are composed and performed by Walter Gaeta

Special Thanks:
Maria and Frank Calla
Mireille Salloum – Street fresh digital media

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Watch the video recipe: http://youtu.be/WO_gQBCVnzw


  1. I’ve been watching cooking shows since I was a little kid, and really enjoyed this. I think there is a big future in this for you – the passion really comes through. Yes please show some arrosticini. Good luck!

  2. Caspita Vincenzo, hai un sacco di ricette che fanno venire fame anche agli anoressici. Grazie, e buona serata. Che ti sei preparato per cena? Pino

  3. Thank you Rafajo…It took me months to find the right music for Vincenzo’s Plate and I have to say that when I heard this piece of music I loved it straight away.Music is very important in our everyday life

  4. Thank you Kirri,this is such a nice compliment…I just love to share my passion for food with people from around the world.I will definitely make Arrosticini in the future.For now stay tuned as I am uploading more video recipes soon

  5. Thank you.It’ s good to know that it turned out good.More recipes are coming soon…subscribe to my channel and I will keep you updated.

  6. Thank you piyatus…I will upload more video recipes soon so subscribe on my YouTube channel and enjoy the Vincenzo’s Plate experience anytime you like

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