Octopus Whole Cleaned

10.6 oz
UPC: 094776217779
Item#: 285897

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Octopus is one of those foods many people haven’t tried before! You may be hesitant to try it at first. However, it could easily become one of your favorite foods when cooked right!

Some people say cooked octopus tastes like chicken, and others compare it to pork. When cooked properly, it should be moist and light. The flavors are largely dependent on the flavors added to it while cooking as it has no distinguishing taste. In general, octopus is flavorless until marinated or cooked in a sauce.

Unlike some seafood, Wholey Whole Octopus doesn’t carry the smell of the sea with it. While it’s low in calories, it’s a good source of protein, it makes a filling food item. Apart from that, it is also abundant in vitamins, fat and iron. It also contains selenium that helps in metabolizing protein, antioxidants that increase our immunity system and vitamin B12 that assists in producing red blood cells. Well-cooked Wholey Whole Octopus has a similar texture and taste as lobster. Its texture and smell are characteristic of the meat, while its flavor is mainly influenced by the ingredients used in the cooking.

Processed in Thailand by select packers expressly for Wholey, our Whole Octopus offers ultimate convenience for chefs and home cooks looking for a ready-to-use seafood in one convenient pack. The mix is vacuum packed to seal in fresh taste.




Prep Instructions

THAW: In package in refrigerator overnight or in cold water for about 30 minutes before cooking.


Serves 2

  • 1 pk. Wholey Cleaned Octopus, thawed
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Thyme branches
  • 10 Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp. Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 head Garlic, cut in half
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper, fresh ground to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, minced for garnish

Combine octopus, bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns, ½ tsp. salt, garlic and ½ lemon, cut in half, in saucepan and cover with water. Turn heat to medium, cover, bring to boil. Adjust heat so that liquid simmers slowly and cook until octopus is tender, 30 to 60 minutes. Drain, discarding everything but octopus. Set aside. Preheat grill and place rack about 4 inches from heat source. Cut octopus into large serving pieces, brush with half the olive oil, sprinkle with salt & fresh ground pepper. Grill quickly until outside browns but inside is not dried out. Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Brush octopus with remaining olive oil. Serve hot or at room temperature with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley.