Mediterranean Char-Grilled Octopus

Delight in our Mediterranean Char-Grilled Octopus, a dish that celebrates the simplicity and freshness of the sea. The tender octopus is enhanced with a vibrant lemon-herb dressing, delivering a dish that's as stunning in presentation as it is in taste.

  • Experienced
  • Serves 4
  • 40 minutes

What you’ll need

  • 1 large octopus, cleaned and tentacles separated
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • A sprig of fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Sea salt flakes, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Additional lemon wedges, for serving

Let's Cook!

Step 1

Prepare your octopus by boiling it in a large pot of salted water until tender, usually about 40-60 minutes. Once cooked, drain and let it cool.

Step 2

Preheat your grill or griddle pan to a high heat.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, half of the olive oil, garlic, parsley, and thyme to create the dressing. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Step 4

Brush the octopus tentacles with the remaining olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Place the tentacles on the hot grill and sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until they have a nice charred exterior.

Step 6

Slice the grilled octopus tentacles into bite-sized pieces and arrange them on a serving plate.

Step 7

Drizzle the lemon-herb dressing generously over the warm octopus.

Step 8

Serve immediately with additional lemon wedges on the side.

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