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Grilled Octopus Recipe

The moment we all have being waiting for, a couple of weeks ago I made one of my favorite recipes my grilled octopus and you guys loved it. When I made a poll about whether you guys wanted me to post my recipe the 95% of you all said yes so here we go.....

My whole family loves this recipe and it is so simple, but flavorful and delicious. This is the ideal recipe for a summer night paired with a glass of white or red wine.


  • 2 pounds fresh octopus — (baby, medium or large)

  • olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves — , roughly chopped

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. Place octopus in a pot and cover with enough water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 40 minutes.

  2. Remove octopus from hot water, rinse and place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and add chopped garlic. Let it cool and rest at room temperature, for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  3. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Slice octopus in half. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until charred.

  5. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.

  6. Drizzle with olive oil and add lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add cilantro and Sprinkle some oregano (optional) and parsley on top. You can also add a little more of chopped garlic, too (optional).

  7. Serve.



Calories: 378, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 217mg, Sodium: 1043mg, Potassium: 1587mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 67g, Vitamin A: 680%, Vitamin C: 26.5%, Calcium: 246%, Iron: 24.1%