Fried Octopus



Fried Octopus

Fried Octopus


  • 1 Whole cleaned octopus or 3 pounds cleaned octopus
  • 2 - 3 cups water
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 carrot cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Old bay seasoning or salt
  • Spinach
  • 1 whole tomato
  • Mushrooms


  1. Fill a stockpot with  enough water to fill it at least 2/3 high. Add your herbs and vegetables (Carrot, bay leaves, parsley, thyme, black pepper, old bay seasoning or salt) to the stockpot, as well.
  2. Bring the stock to a boil. Heat the stockpot over high heat until a rolling boil develops. Let boil for 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add the octopus. Add all the tentacles and body pieces to the boiling water. The water will slow after you add the octopus, so let it come to a rapid boil again before pressing forward.
  4. Cover and cook until tender. This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Remove the octopus and serve. Boiled octopus is generally cut into slices and fry in a small pan for about 2-3 minutes and served with side of your choice.
  6. How to make Veggie side:
  7. Dice spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions.
  8. Over small frying pan, add olive oil and add veggies and fry for about 10-15 minutes. Add herbs of choice for flavor.
  9. Serve alongside with octopus and fried plantains..

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