Roasted Octopus with Lemon and Parsley

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  • Serves


    as Part of a Meze
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Secret of Spice: Recipes and ideas to help you live longer, look younger and feel your very best

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2019

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This is the most simple and delicious octopus recipe you will ever find.


  • 1 whole octopus, cleaned and prepared (ask your fishmonger to do this for you)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large rosemary sprigs
  • juice


Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.

Lay the prepared octopus in a large, shallow roasting dish, drizzle generously with olive oil and add the rosemary sprigs. Cover completely with foil.