This simple, easy to follow, short taking time –only more or less 15 minutes, homemade recipe of Grilled Octopus will give you a soft, tasty and juicy Grilled Octopus with lemon, cayenne pepper and olive oil that is really suitable not only for you but also for all of the members in your family! Do try!!
Octopus is a kind mollusk that has a soft body. Octo means eight, so Octopus has eight tentacles. The appearance of an octopus maybe is a little bit strange, but it is nice and delicious seafood that you should give it a try.
Grilled Octopus is best enjoyed with fresh salad. Just fire up the grill and make this absolutely tasty Grilled Octopus for your family!
It is not that difficult to make Grilled Octopus because you just need several simple ingredients such as Octopus, Cayenne pepper, Lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO MAKE THE BEST GRILLED OCTOPUS AT HOME?
First of all, you must buy either the fresh, raw, uncooked octopus or the cooked or boiled one.
Octopus is already salty, so lots of ingredients are not needed. Just a good quality of olive oil and main seasonings plus several minutes on the grill and you’ll get an amazingly delicious Grilled Octopus!
The octopus is sliced into pieces and it is served with a nice fresh green salad such as spring mix salad after you finish grilling the octopus. You can also serve the octopus with fresh lemon wedges that will make the Grilled Octopus becomes more appetizing for you!
When you have fresh octopus, just grill the octopus on direct heat for several minutes on both sides. You will know that the octopus is cooked, quickly after the tentacles curl up and the flesh changes into white. Try your best not to over-grill the octopus or the octopus will become sticky and chewy.
HOW MANY CALORIES OF GRILLED OCTOPUS PER SERVING?
Grilled Octopus has only 240 calories per serving.
WHAT MEALS TO SERVEWITH GRILLED OCTOPUS?
Grilled Octopus is best served with fresh green salad. Some other meals such as Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Italian Sauteed Clams, and Grilled Shrimp can be served together with Grilled Octopus for more complete seafood and for more complete weekday lunch or weeknight dinner.
One tasty pair dish for Grilled Octopus is Grilled Shrimp. Just like Grilled Octopus, you don’t need to spend a long time to cook Grilled Shrimp. It takes 10 minutes for preparation and another 10 minutes for cooking The Grilled Shrimp. So, altogether you just spend 20 minutes.
For the Grilled Shrimp, you need to have the ingredients such as 1 lb of peeled, deveined, tail-on shrimp, and 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter to grill the shrimp.
And for the Grilled Shrimp Marinade, you need to have the ingredients such as 3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or lime juice, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
Now, you are ready to make The Grilled Shrimp. First of all, the shrimps are cleaned up with cold running water. They are dried-out and they are pat-dried with paper towels.
And then, the shrimps are marinated with all the ingredients in the Grille Shrimp Marinade. They are stirred to mix properly. They are put aside for more or less 10-15 minutes.
Next, the grill is fired up. The shrimps are placed on direct heat and they are grilled for more or less 1-2 minutes on each side. The shrimps are flipped over and they are grilled for another 1-2 minutes.
After that, the shrimps are flipped over one more time and they are grilled until they are completely cooked. To grill the shrimps, the total time is more or less 5 minutes.
Finally, the Grilled Shrimp is removed from the Grill and The Grilled Shrimp is quickly served with Grilled Octopus. Enjoy!!
One side dish for Grilled Octopus is Sauteed Asparagus. It takes only 8 minutes to cook Sauteed Asparagus.
For Sauteed Asparagus, you need the ingredients such as 10 oz of young asparagus, 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, 3 cloves of minced garlic, some salt up to your taste, 3 dashes of ground black pepper and lemon juice.
Now, you are ready to cook Sauteed Asparagus. Firstly, the base part of the asparagus stems is chopped about 1-2 inches.
Next, a large frying pan is heated up on medium heat and the melted butter is put into the large frying pan.
And then, the garlic is sautéed until it becomes a little bit browned before the asparagus is put into the large frying pan. With a spatula, the asparagus is thrown up and down gently to mix properly with the garlic.
After that, the salt and ground black pepper are put into the large frying pan and also the lemon juice.
Finally, when the asparagus is soft enough and cooked right, the asparagus is removed from heat and The Sauteed Asparagus is quickly served with Grilled Octopus. Enjoy!!
CUISINE : EUROPEAN (SPANISH)
KEYWORD : GRILLED OCTOPUS
PREP TIME : 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 10 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 15 MINUTES
SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 240 CALORIES
- 1 lb of boiled octopus
- 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil
- Some salt
- 3 dashes of cayenne pepper
- 1 pack ( 5 oz) of spring mix salad
- Ground black pepper
- Lemon wedges
- The boiled octopus is seasoned with olive oil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt.
- The grill is fired up and the octopus is grilled fast over direct heat until the exterior is a little bit burned or charred. The other side of the octopus is flipped over and it is grilled.
- The grilled octopus is removed and it is sliced into pieces. The Grilled Octopus is quickly served with some fresh spring mix salad and lemon wedges.