Seared Octopus with Lemon-Garlic Drizzle Recipe

Seared Octopus with Lemon-Garlic Drizzle Recipe


This Seared Octopus recipe features a simple yet delicious lemon-garlic drizzle. Perfect for those who appreciate seafood's natural flavours, it's a quick and easy way to enjoy a gourmet meal.


  • 4 octopus tentacles (each about 100g)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinate the Octopus
    1 Marinate the Octopus

    Toss the octopus tentacles in olive oil, lemon zest, and minced garlic. Let marinate for about 15 minutes to absorb the flavours.

  2. Sear the Octopus
    2 Sear the Octopus

    Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Place the octopus on the grill and cook until charred and tender, about 3-4 minutes per side.

  3. Prepare the Drizzle
    3 Prepare the Drizzle

    Combine lemon juice, chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  4. Serve
    4 Serve

    Arrange the octopus on a plate, spoon over the lemon-garlic drizzle, and garnish with extra parsley.

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