Easy Grilled Octopus

If you're looking to switch up your seafood game and try something new and exciting, this grilled octopus recipe cooked on a flat top griddle is the perfect dish for you.
With its tender, flavorful meat and crispy, charred exterior, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And the best part? It's surprisingly easy to make! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice cook, you'll be able to master this recipe and create a dish that's sure to impress. So fire up your BBQ and get ready to cook up a storm with this delicious grilled octopus recipe!

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Sea food
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 616 kcal


  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 white onions diced
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 400 grams tomato pulp
  • 50 grams black olives
  • 50 grams brined capers
  • 400 grams mackerel
  • 1 baguette

Herb Seasoning

  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 40 grams fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 250 ml olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Fire up your grill. In my case i'm using a flattop griddle with a hotzone on one side.
  • Heat up a cast iron dutch oven and start softening your onions.
  • Add the garlic, a can of fine tomato pulp, 50 grams of black olives and 50 grams of brined capers
  • After around 10 minutes the moiste is vaporated and your tomatoes ar now sweet.
  • Add the octopus to the dutch oven.
  • Add water untill the octopus is covered completely and let it simmer for around 2 hours.
  • Grab a bowl and add the chopped garlic and parsley.
  • Squeeze out half a lemon and fill it up with a cup of olive oil.
  • Season with 2 tbsp of salt and a tsp of black pepper
  • Chop the cooked octopus into tiny chunks.
  • Mix with 2 tbsp of the herb seasoning.
  • Turn up the heat of the grill and strart searing the octopus on the flat top griddle in the middle with a cooler side on one side.
  • Sear untill you see a little bit of crunch and sear marks. You don't need to grill any further.
  • Scrape the octopus tightly off the surface and shove it to the cooler side.
  • Season some mackerel with the herb seasoning on the side and sear it off whole on the griddle.
  • Flip them half way trough the cook.
  • Soak up some of the excess juices with some ripped baguette and let it bake on the plate.
  • Serve the octopus with a mackeral on the side and pour some of that leftover bouillon on top. with a grilled piece of bread on the side.


Calories: 616kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 19gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 2898mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 782IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 4mg
Keyword barbecue fish, bbq seafood, grilled octopus, octopus, seafood
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