Citrus-Spiced Baby Octopus with Crunchy Broccolini Recipe

Citrus-Spiced Baby Octopus with Crunchy Broccolini Recipe


The Citrus-Spiced Baby Octopus and Crunchy Broccolini dish brings together the zest of citrus, the warmth of spices, and the freshness of seafood and greens for an unforgettable meal.


  • 500 g baby octopus, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 300 g broccolini, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Chilli flakes, to taste
  • Fresh orange juice from 1 orange
  • Fresh herbs for garnish


  1. Marinate the Octopus
    1 Marinate the Octopus

    Combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and orange zest to marinate the baby octopus, adding a splash of sesame oil for depth.

  2. Prepare the Broccolini
    2 Prepare the Broccolini

    Lightly sauté broccolini in olive oil with a sprinkle of sesame seeds until crisp-tender.

  3. Cook the Octopus
    3 Cook the Octopus

    Sear the marinated octopus in a hot pan until just cooked through, enhancing the flavour with a dash of chilli flakes and a squeeze of fresh orange juice.

  4. Combine and Serve
    4 Combine and Serve

    Toss the octopus and broccolini together, drizzling with a citrus-spiced dressing and garnishing with fresh herbs.

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