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Grilled Baby Octopus
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9 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 1HR 40MINS

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.
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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.
1HR 40MINS
Total Time
$4.87
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Baby Octopus
1.1 lb
Frozen Baby Octopus, thawed, drained
up to 1 kg
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, finely chopped
Green Chili Pepper
2
Green Chili Peppers, finely chopped
Fresh Rosemary
2 sprigs
Fresh Rosemary
leaves finely chopped
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
3 sprigs
Lemon
2
Lemons, divided, juiced, zested
set aside zest of one lemon
Olive Oil
3 Tbsp
Sea Salt
to taste
Coarse Black Pepper
to taste
Coarse Black Pepper
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
377
Fat
25.4 g
Protein
28.4 g
Carbs
11.4 g
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Author's Notes

Yields 2-4 servings.
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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 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 Peppers (2), Fresh Rosemary (2 sprigs), Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (3 sprigs), Lemon (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 (1).
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 (1).
step 6
Serve the baby octopus with creamy tzatziki (greek cucumber sauce) and lots of crusty bread for mopping up the leftover marinade.
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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Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Grill
Lunch
Keto
Low-Carb
Dinner
Seafood
Shellfish
Side Dish
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