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Octopus Recipes -- How to Cook Octopus

Cooking with octopus is a bit trickier than cooking with squid, but if you follow these octopus recipes you can enjoy the tender, rich flavor of octopus.

Spanish Braised Octopus in Paprika Sauce
A recipe for pulpo a la gallega, a Spanish braised octopus recipe with a garlic-paprika sauce; you could also use calamari for this recipe.

Polpi in Umido -- Italian Octopus Stewed in Wine and Tomatoes
This recipe is for the Southern Italian polpi in umido, or stewed octopus in white wine and tomatoes. Of the many Italian octopus recipes, this is among my favorite.

Grilled Baby Octopus
A simple, delicious Greek grilled octopus recipe.

Octopus Salad with Oregano Oil
A Greek-inspired octopus salad recipe made with a fresh oregano and green olives.

How to Prep Octopus for Cooking Later
How to prepare an octopus for quick recipes by braising it to make the octopus tender.

Pickled Octopus Recipe: How to Make Greek Pickled Octopus
Home cooks pickle octopus all over the Mediterranean. This pickled octopus recipe is a classic recipe for a typical octopus appetizer.

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