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Garlic-Butter Octopus Jalisco-style Recipe

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This dish is my best rendition of a traditional meal served in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. We had this first in a small local restaurant in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and have been in love with it since!

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Servings: 8
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Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high
  2. Rinse and cut the octopus into small, bit size pieces (1/2 inch chunks) and place in a medium bowl
  3. Mix the sliced garlic in with the octopus
  4. Sprinkle salt and light pepper on the garlic and octopus
  5. Tear a sheet of aluminum foil about 3 feet in length. Fold it in half. Place octopus and garlic on one side of the foil (the other end will be folded over later).
  6. Slice the butter and spread place it evenly on top of the octopus and garlic.
  7. Fold the empty half of the foil over the octopus and crimp the edges of the foil so that the foil package is fully sealed. Poke one small hole in the top of the foil.
  8. Place the foil on the grill, close lid, and grill for 6 minutes. Turn the package over with tongs, and grill for another 6 minutes.
  9. Remove octopus, open package, and serve as soon as possible. Lime or lemon wedges, cilantro, and fresh corn tortillas make great sides to serve with this dish!
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 115g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 78  
Calories from Fat 22 28%
Total Fat 2.45g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.17g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.31g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.01g 0%
Protein 13.99g 22%

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  • Lina Saleski
    January 14, 2009
    This recipe is so simple, yet it has big flavor! I love it. The cilantro compliments really well.
    I like my food a bit spicy, so I chopped up 1 thai chilis and mix it in. Delicious!
    I think this recipe works well too with clams and squid!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation

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    • Lina Saleski
      January 4, 2009
      Hi John, Every week I go to the local Chinese grocery store and always see them selling fresh Octopus or the baby octopus. They look so delicious, but yet I don't know how to cook them. Now I've got a reason to buy my own octopus! Thanks.

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