Kuita Vakalolo( Octopus In Coconut Cream)


  • 1 octopus, cleaned and cut into small pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and bell peppers and cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Add the octopus to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes until it starts to turn pink.
  4. Add the coconut milk to the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the octopus stew in the coconut milk for about 1 hour, or until it is tender.
  6. Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish the stew with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.

Serve the octopus stew over rice or with some crusty bread for dipping into the flavorful coconut cream sauce. Enjoy


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