A Taste of Spain *Garcia-Style Octopus

A Taste of Spain *Garcia-Style Octopus

I wanted to recreate a delicious dish called pulpo a la gallega that I ate in Spain.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Boiled octopus
200 g
Potatoes (medium)
1 clove
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Rock salt
1/2 teaspoon -
a small amount
Paprika powder
1 teaspoon
Fresh parsley
as you like


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 8 mm thick chunks. Boil until you can pierce them with a skewer all the way through. (Or heat in the microwave.)
2. Finely chop the garlic. Cut the octopus into 8 mm thick chunks.
3. Add the olive oil and garlic to a frying pan and put on a low heat. Once fragrant, add the octopus and stir-fry on medium.
4. After 2-3 minutes, add in the potatoes and give them a quick stir-fry. Sprinkle with paprika powder, salt and pepper and keep stir-frying.
5. Once everything is mixed together, give it a taste and add salt if needed. Transfer everything to a plate and sprinkle over some paprika powder and dried parsley to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

The dish I had in Spain was so great that I had to try recreating it.