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Our favorite cephalopod! Most domestic found octopus originates from Spain or Portugal. Because of this, it is sent frozen, but great for consumption! Some (like what we carry) come pre-tenderized through a salt brine. Otherwise, boiling is the go-to method (remember to dip it three times!).


Spain, Portugal, Greece. 


Whole, Cleaned & Tenerized.


Sweet and salty, with a mildly nutty flavor.




1.8 g fat per 3oz.

.4 g saturated fat

139 calories

25 g protein

82 mg cholesterol

391 mg sodium


Boiled, Grilled.


Grilled Octopus

Servings 4


  • 1 2-3 lb. Octopus cleaned, simmered & drained
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh oregano or one tsp. dried
  • 3 cloves garlic lightly crushed & peeled
  • 1 bay leaf


Pre-cook the Octopus. (Can be done the same day, or 1-2 days prior.

  • Prepare a charcoal fire or start a gas grill; The fire should be quite hot.
  • Cut the octopus into large pieces.
  • Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, and oregano, and then add the garlic and Bay leaf.
  • Brush the octopus pieces with this mixture and grill them on all sides, quickly, until they become slightly crisp.
  • As they come off the grill brush them with a little more of the oil and the lemon juice mixture.
  • Serve immediately, passing the remaining mixture at the table.

Cold Marinated Octopus

An easy recipe, but it does take some time.
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8 Appetizer


  • 8 cups fish & vegetable stock / court bouillon / or water


  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 med-sized onion cut in half, but unpeeled
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled & lightly crushed
  • 1 med size carrot cut into chunks
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp any vinegar
  • ½ cup white wine

1 - 3lb. Octopus , Cleaned

  • ½ cup fruity olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic cut into sliced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp sherry or balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh parsley minced


  • Bring the sock to a boil or simmer together the water, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, carrot, parsley, Bay leaves, vinegar, and wine for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the octopus and simmer until tender, one hour or more. (Poke it with a sharp, thin-bladed knife; When the knife enters fairly easily, the octopus is ready to make sure to cut a piece off and taste it; it should be pleasantly chewy).
  • Turn off the heat and let the octopus cool in the water for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and reserve the stock for another use.
  • Cut the octopus into bite size pieces.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the olive oil and garlic until the garlic sizzles and colors slightly.
  • Turn off the heat and cool; Mix in the paprika and Sherry vinegar, along with some salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the octopus and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Garnish with the mince parsley before serving.