"Octopus is an incomparable treat. I love it grilled, in a salad or in tomato sauce. For many, cooking octopus may seem daunting - but I assure you, it couldn't be easier. Serve this dish with hand-cut french fries or with rice. Never add water; you want the octopus to cook in its own juices for best flavor." — Diana Moutsopoulos
Watch video tips and tricks
octopus, cut into 3-inch pieces
red onions, cut into thin wedges
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Thanks Diana for a great, easy to make recipe. We used frozen octopus we'd had for some time, 2 large regular onions as that was what we had in the house and I just added some chopped greek olives. It was 'out of the park' delicious We served it with whole wheat pasta, green salad & crusty panini rolls. So easy, so delicious. Left overs the next day were just as scruptious!
I can't wait to try this, it sounds like something I had at a party years ago. Thank you so much!
Pretty good. but a bit salty. Goes nicely with rice.I would make it again.
So easy! Though I had whole baby octopus and had to look up how to clean them. Even my young children loved this. I supplemented the octopus with a cuttlefish and I bet squid would be fabulous as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 259
Fresh homemade tomato sauce is easy and deeply flavorful.
See how to make mini lamb balls in a spicy tomato and eggplant sauce.
See how to make roasted tomato sauce served with goat cheese and pasta.