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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

 Grilled Octopus
  • Octopus fresh of the grill is hard to beat but you don't have to beat it to get a tender texture. We buy a pre-tenderized octopus that make grilling it a breeze. You know you love it, don't be intimidated, just throw it on the grill! Try this easy recipe.

  • 2 pounds small octopus, cleaned and pre-tenderized
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped (2 teaspoons dry)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (2 teaspoons dry)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bag or bowl with the octopus, leave at room temperature for at least 1/2 hour.
  • Prepare the grill, it should be on the hot side.
  • Pick up octopus and drain some of the excess oil off of it before placing on the grill. Lay octopus on its side , drag tentacles across grate so they do not hang down. tentacles will then curl up. Cook on each side for a total time of about 10 minutes making sure to get a nice char on it.
  • Remove the head where it connects to the body (no meat there, mostly skin), slice into individual pieces, in half or by each leg. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or toss on our Mediterranean Salad (see recipe page) Enjoy!


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