Grilled Octopus With Pea Cream

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Pulpo a la parrilla con crema de guisantes

Today we bring you a combination that may never have occured to you, but we guarantee that it is really tasty and nutritious. The pea, although commonly thought of as a vegetable, is actually a legume. They are considered a great source of nutrients, minerals and amino acids (they have proteins, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, niacin, thiamine, folates and vitamin C). Its flavor is mild and very versatile, since this food is used as an ingredient in rice dishes, stews, and cold dishes. 

100 g of peas provide 5.3 g of protein, 7.8 g of fiber, 10 g of carbohydrates and only 0.4 of fat. It is a perfect ingredient to eat healthy and together with the octopus, you will get a balanced and healthy dish without giving up a tasty bite! 

Keep reading, we are going to explain step by step how to prepare a delicious grilled octopus with pea cream.

  • To share: 2 people
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 35 min
  • Ideal for: Main dish
  • Calories: 220Kcal/100g



Ingredients for two people:

1 tray of XL tentacles from el Rey del Pulpo
½ leek
1 small onion
1 potato
250 g frozen peas
100 g cream
Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and ground black pepper
Black sesame seeds (optional)


  • The first thing you have to do is to prepare the pea cream. To do this, chop the onion and leek and sauté for a few minutes. 
  • Then, add the peeled and chopped potato and sauté for a couple of minutes more. 
  • Add the frozen peas, a little salt and cover with water. 
  • Cook for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, blend everything together with the cream and a little black pepper. Add salt to taste. 
  • Next, cut the octopus tentacles in half (lengthwise cut) and brown over high heat for two minutes on each side in a frying pan or on a grill with a little extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Serve a base of pea cream in a deep dish, place the grilled octopus on top and decorate with a few drops of Virgin Olive Oil and black sesame seeds.


To prepare a good grilled octopus you can use a frying pan or a grill, but if you like to grill or you do it regularly, our recommendation is that you invest in a cast iron grill. It is expensive, but it’s a piece that will last you a lifetime. It retains heat very well, achieving an optimal cooking temper ature.

If you liked this grilled octopus recipe and you want to prepare more, visit our website, where you will find a section with grilled octopus recipes, such as delicious octopus skewers with soy mayonnaise or octopus with pumpkin cream

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