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9 INGREDIENTS 6 STEPS 1hr 40min

Grilled Baby Octopus

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Enter the uncomplicated combination of green chili, garlic, and juicy. The addition of parsley and rosemary lend their verdant freshness whilst conveniently seedless citrus makes for easy squeezing. Marinated in a generous amount of EVOO before being grilled over the coals, the baby octopuses take on a smoky sapidity, enhanced with a brush of rosemary and a drizzle of lemon.
Grilled Baby Octopus Recipe | SideChef
Enter the uncomplicated combination of green chili, garlic, and juicy. The addition of parsley and rosemary lend their verdant freshness whilst conveniently seedless citrus makes for easy squeezing. Marinated in a generous amount of EVOO before being grilled over the coals, the baby octopuses take on a smoky sapidity, enhanced with a brush of rosemary and a drizzle of lemon.
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Ingredients

Servings
2
US / METRIC
1.1 lb
Frozen Baby Octopus , thawed, drained
up to 1 kg
2 cloves
Garlic , finely chopped
2
Green Chili Pepper , finely chopped
2 sprigs
leaves finely chopped
3 sprigs
2
Lemons , divided, juiced, zested
set aside zest of one lemon
to taste
to taste
Coarse Black Pepper

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
382
FAT
25.4 g
PROTEIN
28.6 g
CARBS
13.4 g

Author's Notes

Yields 2-4 servings.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Set a pot of water to boil. Once boiling, remove from the heat and place the Baby Octopus (1.1 lb) into the water for 1 minute exactly.
Step 2
Remove the octopus from the water and plunge into an ice bath. Drain the octopus and set it aside.
Step 3
In a mixing bowl, combine the Garlic (2 cloves) , Green Chili Pepper (2) , Fresh Rosemary (2 sprigs) , Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (3 sprigs) , Lemon Juice (1) and Lemon Zest. Season with Sea Salt (to taste) and Coarse Black Pepper (to taste) and pour in the Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) .
Step 4
Stir the marinade and add in the blanched octopus, coating it in the infused olive oil. Leave the octopus to marinate for 1 hour.
Step 5
Thread the baby octopuses onto metal skewers and braai over medium coals for 3-4 minutes per side. While the octopuses are braaing, squeeze over a little extra Lemon Juice (1) .
Step 6
Serve the baby octopus with creamy tzatziki (greek cucumber sauce) and lots of crusty bread for mopping up the leftover marinade.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
382
% Daily Value*
Fat
25.4 g
33%
Saturated Fat
3.2 g
16%
Trans Fat
--
--
Cholesterol
265.0 mg
88%
Carbohydrates
13.4 g
5%
Fiber
3.2 g
11%
Sugars
4.5 g
--
Protein
28.6 g
57%
Sodium
868.5 mg
38%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
37.6 mg
3%
Iron
2.1 mg
12%
Potassium
289.3 mg
6%
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