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Marinated Octopus

Marinated Octopus

This delicious dish is an excellent source of lean protein that is naturally low in fat. It is also high in B-vitamins and minerals. 


  • 500g fresh octopus
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • small bunch parsley
  • salt


  1. Most importantly, freeze the octopus for a few hours before cooking.
  2. Thaw and rinse well.
  3. Remove the head by cutting just below the eyes. Remove the beak and brain/insides. Leave the head and tentacles whole at this point.
  4. Bring a large pot to the boil with salt, bay leaves and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
  5. Gently dip the tentacles in a couple of times before fully submerging the octopus. This will make the tentacles curl up neatly. 
  6. Allow to boil for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the octopus. Be careful, an undercooked octopus is mushy but an over cooked one is tough. A fork should be able to piece the octopus with just a little resistance. 
  7. Remove from the boiling water and allow to cool.
  8. In the meantime prepare the marinade. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Add 1 clove of crushed garlic, a small bunch of chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon.
  9. Chop the octopus into bite size pieces and mix in with the marinade. Allow to marinade for at least 20 minutes. This can be left over night. 
  10. Serve with a side salad or grilled veg.
A well-balanced, low-carb dinner

A well-balanced, low-carb dinner

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