Barbecued tomato-marinated octopus

Barbecued tomato-marinated octopus
  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:02 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Crispy barbecued octopus served with rich marinated tomatoes makes summer entertaining easy.

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  • 1kg baby octopus, prepared
  • Olive oil, for greasing
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Crusty bread, to serve

Sun-dried tomato marinade

  • 120g (3/4 cup) drained sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 80mls (1/3 cup) olive oil or oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 185mls (3/4 cup) dry red wine
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1
    To make the sun-dried tomato marinade, place the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, sugar and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined and almost smooth. Add the red wine and process to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2
    Place the prepared octopus in a glass or ceramic bowl, pour the marinade over and stir to coat. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to marinate.
  • Step 3
    To cook the octopus, brush the barbecue grill lightly with olive oil to grease and preheat on high for at least 10 minutes or until very hot.
  • Step 4
    Remove the octopus from the marinade and place on the preheated barbecue grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until the tentacles are curled and the flesh is opaque and tender.
  • Step 5
    Serve immediately accompanied by the lemon wedges and bread.


  • 2423 kj


  • 24g

    Fat Total

  • 6g

    Saturated Fat

  • 5g


  • 67g


  • 498mg


  • 1377.18mg


  • 15g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 15g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Note: To prepare octopus for cooking, cut tentacles from the body with a sharp knife. Use your fingers to locate and remove the hard “beak” where the tentacles meet. Make a slit down one side of the head, turn inside out and remove the internal organs and ink sac. Wash the head well and pat dry with paper towel.

  • Author: Anneka Manning
  • Publication: Australian Good Taste



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