Grilled octopus

Grilled octopus

You must be logged in to favorite a recipe.Login

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login

  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Dairy free Fat conscious Pescatarian
  • 8 minutes
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Farview Sauvignon Blanc 2017


  • 150 g fresh octopus, cleaned
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 limes, juiced

Cooking Instructions

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil, then slowly add the octopus, legs first, so they curl up.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the octopus until it is tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Drain and set aside to cool.

Toss the octopus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Braai over medium-low coals or chargrill on a cast-iron griddle pan until browned.

Serve with the pickled watermelon rind and drizzle with lime juice.

Cook's note: Delicious pickled in red wine vinegar and chilli, or cooked over the coals like this for incredible smokiness.

Discover more seafood recipes here.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
View all recipes

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

Social Media

Related Recipes