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    The 10 BEST Octopus Recipes

    If you’re wondering how to cook octopus, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together this list of Octopus Recipes for you to cook in your own kitchen.

    From classic Mediterranean dishes to refreshing salads, this recipe collection includes something for every occasion.

    Cook your way through all of these great octopus dishes, and learn how to make the most of this underrated seafood!

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    Octopus Recipes:

    1. Pulpo a la Gallega

    Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician-style octopus) hails from the picturesque Galicia in the northwest of Spain.

    This dish may seem simple, featuring tender octopus, a drizzle of olive oil, and select seasonings, but prepare to be utterly enchanted by its divine flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ honest-food

    2. Grilled Octopus

    Indulge in the exquisite flavors of a Mediterranean delicacy – Grilled Octopus! Prepare to be amazed by the tenderness and burst of flavors in this delightful classic!

    Get the Recipe @ twopurplefigs

    3. Octopus Ceviche

    This tantalizing octopus ceviche recipe serves up a delightful medley of textures, flavors, and colors.

    The zesty citrus dressing perfectly complements the tender octopus, while the crisp freshness of the vegetables adds a burst of vibrancy to every bite.

    Get the Recipe @ eatperu

    4. Maltese Octopus Stew

    Another gem of Mediterranean cuisine is this Maltese Octopus Stew. With tangy capers, zesty lemon, and a variety of fresh herbs, it’s a comforting dish that you’ll want to cook again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ amaltesemouthful

    5. Octopus Karaage

    Octopus Karaage (Japanese Fried Octopus) is super crispy and juicy, plus it’s incredibly flavorful thanks to the marinade.

    This one definitely belongs on your menu!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    6. Greek Stewed Octopus in Tomato Sauce and Pasta

    This Greek Stewed Octopus in Tomato Sauce and Pasta is a traditional dish that is served during lent.

    It’s a simple dish with only a few ingredients, but everything comes together beautifully.

    Get the Recipe @ olivetomato

    7. Octopus Tacos

    These Octopus Tacos with mango salsa are sure to be a hit. They’re a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

    Get the Recipe @ anotherfoodblogger

    8. Spicy Korean Octopus Stir Fry

    Nakji Bokkeum, a fiery octopus delicacy, combines tender octopus and veggies stir-fried in a zesty sauce. The dish tantalizes with its chewy texture and amazing flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ seonkyounglongest

    9. Ensalada de Pulpo

    This Puerto Rican Octopus Salad, known as Ensalada de Pulpo, features a delightful combination of octopus, peppers, onions, and pimiento olives.

    These ingredients are marinated in a tangy dressing of olive oil, vinegar, lime, and garlic. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ delishdlites

    10. Octopus Curry

    Octopus curry holds a special place as an absolute beloved dish in the Seychelles, captivating taste buds with its rich flavors and aromatic spices.

    This culinary delight not only tantalizes the senses but also serves as a symbol of the vibrant fusion of cultures that define this enchanting tiny island nation.

    Get the Recipe @ internationalcuisine

    So there you go, ten great ways to cook octopus. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    10 BEST Octopus Recipes

    This collection of Octopus Recipes will show you how surprisingly versatile this seafood is.


    • octopus
    • other ingredients vary by recipe


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    2. Gather ingredients.
    3. Cook your new favorite octopus recipe.

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