Octopus with Potatoes

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This is a favorite around our house. Serves 4.

  • 2.5 lbs. fresh Spanish baby octopus (frozen is OK if fresh is unavailable, thawed)
  • 1.5 lbs. fingerling or redskin potatotes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 T fresh, chopped parsley
  • 2 T chopped onions
  • 6 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T rice vinegar
  • 2 t dried oregano
  • 2 t dried basil
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • juice of one lemon

Boil potatoes for about 15 minutes, then chill and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Boil octopus for 45 minutes. 10 minutes before the octopus is done, fry the cubed potatoes in 3 T olive oil, tossing occasionally to brown, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds) then add slices of octopus and gently toss with the vinaigrette and herbs. Serve warm.

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9 Responses to “Octopus with Potatoes

  • Jillian
    7 years ago

    Question.. I’ve only had this dish in restaurants and will be making it myself.
    I bought fresh baby octopi. Do I eat the heads or after they’re cooked cut the heads off?

    • mm
      Monahan's Seafood
      7 years ago

      Hi Jillian,
      Yes, we eat the heads. They’re a little tougher than the legs so just cut them into smaller pieces. Hope it turned out great!

  • We used sous vide octopus and served with a big side of arugula and sprouts for extra dressing. Thanks for the idea!

  • Dan Dvis
    6 months ago

    Is T a tablespoon or a teaspoon?

  • Where is Dijon mustard and onions ?

    • mm
      Monahan's Seafood
      5 months ago

      Hi Niko,
      Sorry for the confusion. Fry the onions with the potatoes. Then make a vinaigrette with the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon & herbs.

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