Baby Octopus in Olive Oil and Lemon Recipe

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140 mins (prep 20, cooking 120)
12 ingredients
4 servings
This light and simple Summer salad is easy to make and fun to plate. Depending on your taste will depend on what nationality this dish become. This one is more on the line of being Italian... the herbs used when roasting the octopus will make this dish your own.

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  • 1 to 2 pounds of octopus
  • ( i used 2 lbs of baby can use larger octopus it will just take longer and you will have to cut into chunks.)
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. pepper
  • 1/4 t. cayenne pepper (opt)
  • 4 to 6 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 whole lemons squeezed (for full flavor please use a veggie peeler and peel the lemons before cutting-reserve peel)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • fresh herbs of your choice. think of how you would like this to taste weather it will be spanish,greek,italian or american old bay...etc and use those herbs


Serving Size (132.69 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 231.93 Calories from Fat 147.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.36g 100.66%
Saturated Fat 2.42g 48.36%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 54.43mg 72.58%
Sodium 269.43mg 44.9%
Total Carbohydrate 4.46g 5.95%
Dietary Fiber 1.02 g 16.27%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 17.09g 136.7%
Vitamin A 174.9IU% Vitamin C 5.68mg%
Calcium 79.21mg% Iron 6.45mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweet paprika, chopped garlic, whole, or