Did you know octopus smells through its tentacles? The smell and touch sense of the octopus takes place in its 1,600 suction cups on each arm, located around its mouth.

Nevertheless, even this cephalopod has a big size and eight tentacles; it also has a body is so flexible that it can fit in spaces ten times smaller than itself.  But the octopus is a not just a big sized animal; it’s also a source of benefits for the human body. As you know, is so important to ingest a certain amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help the human organism to work better. But, did you know that octopus is the shellfish with lower cholesterol content? Besides it, it has higher vitamin and mineral levels that contributes to the organism providing energy and reinforcing your defenses.

Surely we have convinced you octopus is one of the best options to include in your daily diet. So, for avoiding laziness, routine and do not letting time being an excuse; in Maresmar we provide to your entire disposition all octopus types and its origins.

We are aware about the fact octopus’ dishes could be difficult to prepare as it implies time dedication and having all the needed sources. Therefore, there’s no better option than buying the octopus previously boiled to start the recipe as soon as possible and enjoy the incredible taste it has!

From Maresmar, we give you any kind of octopus recipes so you can success as a chef and break out of the routine. Let’s start!

Pulpo a la Gallega” recipe

Pulpo a la Gallega is one of the universal and traditional elaborations from Galician gastronomy, which has an incredible and unrecognized flavor. If you follow step by step this recipe, you’ll see there’s no hassle! In just 15 minutes you’ll have your meal ready for 4 people.

For the recipe you just need the following ingredients:

  • Boiled octopus
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 big potatoes
  • 4 little rosemary twig
  • Vera pepper (sweet or salty)
  • 1 chives

The elaboration for this recipe is easy and simple:

  1. First of all, we have to defrost the boiled octopus and cut it into small slices.
  2. Then, clean the potatoes and without taking off their peel, cut them into thick slices (1 cm) and boil them.
  3. Take the potatoes off the fire and add the octopus on the top.
  4. Dress it with salt, pepper and oil.
  5. Finally, decorate you dish with rosemary and chives an after this last step, you will have your meal ready to enjoy!

Rice Salad with octopus’ recipe

Basmati rice salad with vegetables and boiled octopus is a great alternative of Pulpo a la Gallega for those who want to revamp their menu and surprise their four guests. We warn you’ll feel hungry with just reading it!

octopus recipe

For its preparation you will need these ingredients:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • Boiled octopus
  • peas
  • 1 chives
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 green capsicum
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Red pepper

With all the ingredients, we are ready to cook!

  1. Defrost the boiled octopus and chop it.
  2. Brown the garlic cloves inside a frying pan with some oil.
  3. Add the rice with the peas and cover it with water while removing it.
  4. Strain the rice with peas and introduce it in a bowl.
  5. Grind the capsicum with the chives and add them on the bowl while dressing it up with salt, oil and vinegar.
  6. Set the rice on a dish with the help of a mold and put the octopus on top with salt and red pepper to your liking.


Now that you are such an expert in the octopus cuisine, you are ready to surprise all your guests and enjoy the taste and benefits the octopus can offer you!