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This broiled octopus recipe is amazing! This is the quickest and easiest way to cook baby octopus! It will taste exactly like the grilled octopus appetizer from a Greek restaurant!
Broiled Baby Octopus
Have you ever wanted to cook octopus at home but been intimidated or not known what recipe to use?
Have no fear! Cooking baby octopus in the oven is very easy. It will taste delicious, just like from the greek restaurant!
Even your family will enjoy this recipe for broiled baby octopus.
Health Benefits of Octopus
Yes, there are some great benefits to your health from eating octopus! Firstly, octopus is low in fat and a complete source of protein, which means it is good for anyone trying to manage their weight. However, adding oil does add some extra fat and calorie content.
Furthermore, octopus contains many vitamins and minerals, such as Iron, Omega-3, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B12. Omega-3 fatty acids are known as “good fats” and promote heart health by lowering blood pressure and slowing the buildup of arterial plaque. In addition, omega-3s have been shown to reduce triglycerides, thereby lowering your risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.
How to Cook Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style
You do not need many ingredients for this recipe! All you need is:
- 1 lb baby octopus, cleaned
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Make sure your octopus is cleaned well before beginning to cook.
You will also need a non-stick baking sheet and a large mixing bowl.
The first step is to pre-heat the oven to Broil.
Then in a bowl, mix together the baby octopus, oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning.
Let the octopus marinate in the bowl for at least 20 minutes on the counter, or in the fridge overnight.
Then place the baby octopus on the non-stick baking sheet so they are spaced out, as in the photos.
Put the octopus in the oven on the top shelf and broil for 6 minutes total (or until cooked through), turning them over once halfway through the cooking time.
Chop the broiled octopus into smaller pieces before serving. Drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice if desired.
What to Serve with Broiled Baby Octopus
You can serve this recipe as is for an appetizer or combine with some sides for a larger meal! Here are some recipe suggestions for what to serve with Greek Style Baby Octopus.
Why not make it a Greek themed meal?
- Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe – Authentic & Best Ever!
- Tomato Cucumber Feta Cheese Greek Salad Recipe
- Homemade Gyros Recipe – How To Make Greek Gyro Meat At Home
- Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna Recipe
- Roasted Eggplant Tomato Salad Recipe
- Air Fryer Frozen Spanakopita
More Seafood Recipes
Love this recipe for broiled baby octopus? I have many other seafood recipes to try! Check out these easy ones below:
- Easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp Linguine Seafood Pasta Recipe
- Baked Whole Whitefish Recipe
- Baked Whole Branzino Fish (Mediterranean Sea Bass)
- Baked Lemon Garlic Butter Tilapia/White Fish
- Fish In Foil Packets Recipe With Lemon Butter – Grilled or Baked!
- Air Fryer Scallops
Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style
Recommended Kitchen Tools (click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe)
- Preheat the oven to Broil.
- In a bowl, mix the octopus, olive oil, lemon juice and Italian seasoning.
- Let the octopus marinate for 20 minutes on the counter (or in a refrigerator overnight).
- Put the octopus on a non-stick baking sheet.
- Put the octopus in the oven on the top shelf and broil for 6 minutes total (or until cooked through), turning them over once halfway through the cooking time.
- Chop the broiled octopus into smaller pieces before serving. Drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice if desired.