Baked Mediterranean Octopus

Serves 2-3 people


  • 1 x Wild Whole Spanish Cleaned Octopus (thawed)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
  • Couple of bay leaves
  • Whole pimento (all spice) 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1 tsp pepper 


  1. Pre heat the oven to 160°c. 
  2. Rinse the thawed octopus and cut in half. 
  3. Use two sheets of foil to make a cross (about 24 inches each), then place a piece of parchment paper in the centre with the octopus on top. 
  4. Pour the olive oil and vinegar over it and add the bay leaves, pimento, oregano and pepper to the octopus. Then wrap the foil tight. 
  5. Place the wrapped octopus on a baking tray and into the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Ensure the octopus is tender, cook for another 30 mins if it seems tough. 
  6. Take the octopus out and cut into pieces, drizzle with extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 
  7. Serve with rice or Greek flavoured vegetables.