Polpo alla Griglia

Grilled baby octopus

INGREDIENTS- (Four People)

-olive oil


-black pepper

-red onion, finely chopped

-fresh parsley, chopped

-lemon juice and wedges

-octopus, not over ½ pound each


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the octopus, and boil until tender. Start to check after about fifteen or twenty minutes; if the octopus can be easily pierced with a fork, it is done.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing equal amounts of onions and parsley. Add a bit of lemon juice to this mixture, but go easy on the lemon juice- you don’t want it to overpower the sauce. Add enough olive oil to cover the mixture.

Drain the octopus. While it is still hot, soak it in the sauce. Then put the octopus under the broiler or on the grill. Start to check the octopus after 2 to 3 minutes. When it begins to get brown and firm, it’s ready. Serve with a little extra olive oil on top and lemon wedges on the side.