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Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Course Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 kg Medium size Octopus (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar of grapes
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place the cleaned octopus in a pot and cover with enough water. Add the bay leaf and vinegar of grapes to the pot. Bring to a boil and boil it for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove octopus from the hot water, rinse very well and place it in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and add minced garlic and let it cool and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Slice octopus tentacles and grill for 4-5 minutes per side, until they charred. 

  5. Remove it from heat and place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and ground black pepper and then serve.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Garnish it with fresh parsley on top.