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Grilled Octopus

Embark on a culinary adventure with the tantalizing flavors of Grilled Octopus. This dish showcases tender and smoky grilled octopus paired with crisp lettuce and a zesty burst of lemon. With its combination of delicate textures and vibrant flavors, this seafood recipe is a refreshing and satisfying option for seafood enthusiasts.
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Grilled Octopus is a delightful dish that brings together succulent grilled octopus, fresh lettuce, and the bright zest of lemon. The grilled octopus offers a smoky and tender experience, while the crisp lettuce adds a refreshing crunch. Drizzled with lemon juice, this dish brings a burst of citrusy goodness to each bite.


2 pounds octopus, cleaned and tentacles separated
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups lettuce leaves (such as romaine or green leaf lettuce), torn into bite-sized pieces
Fresh lemon wedges, for serving
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 45 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.


In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.


Place the octopus tentacles in the marinade and toss to coat them evenly.


Grill the octopus tentacles for approximately 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are charred on the outside and tender on the inside. Cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the tentacles.


Remove the grilled octopus from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes.


Slice the grilled octopus into bite-sized pieces.


Arrange the torn lettuce leaves on a serving platter or individual plates.


Place the grilled octopus pieces on top of the lettuce.


Drizzle the dish with fresh lemon juice and an extra drizzle of olive oil, if desired.


Serve the Grilled Octopus with Lettuce and Lemon immediately, accompanied by lemon wedges on the side.

Tips for this recipe

To tenderize the octopus before grilling, you can either blanch it in boiling water for a few minutes or freeze it overnight and then thaw it before grilling. For added depth of flavor, you can marinate the octopus in the olive oil mixture for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator before grilling.

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