Octopus a la Gallega

Octopus a la Gallega

Octopus is my favourite seafood and I love it best in this Spanish-inspired recipe, discovered in the Canary Islands.

Lunch / Nuts free / Gluten free / Lactose free
Quantities: for 4
Preparation: 20 mn
Cooking: 1 hr


  • 500 gr of octopus, fresh or in a can
  • 250 gr of sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • Rocket salad
  • Garlic
  • Papriika
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice

Make it: 

  • If you are using fresh octopus, cook it in boiling water for about 50 minutes. Slice in small pieces.
  • Peel and slice the sweet potatoes, add to boiling water and cook for 30 minutes, they must still be firm.
  • Slice the red onion and garlic. Cook in a pan with olive oil for 5 minutes, add the octopus pieces and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Place the octopus, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic and rocket leaves on a plate.
  • Sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice, paprika and sea salt.
  • Enjoy!