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Servings: 2


Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Easy Grilled Octopus Recipe - tender, lightly seasoned and charred octopus that tastes amazing! A must try for seafood lovers!
easy grilled octopus recipe
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  • 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


  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 is cool and rest at room temperature, for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Slice octopus tentacles. 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. Sprinkle some oregano (optional) and parsley on top. You can also add some chopped garlic, too (optional).
  7. Serve.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: octopus

Nutrition Information

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%