Grilled Baby Octopus with Spaghetti
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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 2 pounds baby octopus, cleaned
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 handfuls parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 small birds eye chilies
  • 1/ 2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste


  • Step 1

    In a bowl place octopus, chili, olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, garlic and season with salt. Combine well and place into the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Grill the octopus on high heat in a grill pan for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Turn off the heat, add the cooked pasta to pan and mix together.

  • Step 4

    Serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil.