Pulpo a la Gallega

Savor this exquisite delicacy : one of the easiest recipes to perfectly prepare Pulpo a la Gallega at home.

Lovers of seafood and refined flavors, get ready to embark on an irresistible culinary journey with Pulpo a la Gallega. This recipe with tradition originates from Galicia, Spain. This iconic dish is renowned for its simplicity and divine taste. But why just eat it in restaurants when you can make it at home? With this Galician recipe, you can taste one of the most famous tapas in Spain. Don't forget to accompany it with white wines (if they are from Galicia it's a plus).

Ingredients for 4 persons)
  • 500 g octopus
  • 2 potatoes
  • 250 g of water
  • Olive oil
  • coarse salt
  • paprika

Difficulty : easy

  • Total time 5 0 min.
  • Preparation 10 min.
  • Cooking 40 min.

  1. Clean and cut the octopus into rounds.
  2. Put 2 pans with water to boil
  3. As soon as the water is boiling, add the octopus and cover for 35 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes to the other pan for 20 minutes.
  5. For presentation, place the potato slices, one next to the other.
  6. Add the octopus on top.
  7. Add a drizzle of olive oil, coarse salt and paprika.

If you can't buy fresh octopus or want to do it a little faster, we advise you to get canned octopus. This product retains all the taste of pulpo and can be the perfect product for your kitchen. Choose canned foods in olive oil, as the product will retain all the taste. Avoid pickles for the pulpo, vinegar goes well with anchovies but not with tentacles!

But where can you find good octopus?

For those who don't know where to buy good octopus to make this Galician recipe, you can find on this site, 2 sizes of octopus (250 gr. or 550 gr.). This already cooked octopus will allow you to prepare this incredible recipe and amaze your guests.

Octopus in olive oil 550 GR.

€31,90 €58,00 / kg
€31,90 €58,00 / kg

Our Octopus in olive oil is an exquisite delight! Cooked to perfection and carefully packaged, the octopus has a delicate texture that will melt your taste buds. Made with octopus freshly caught from the fish market in the city of Almeria, Andalusia.

It is a prepared dish which can also be used in the preparation of dishes

Ingredients: Octopus 76%, Extra virgin olive oil 21%, garlic, parsley, salt 3%

39.82€ / kilo

Other recipes with octopus

Cook the octopus and shrimp. cut an onion and 3 small tomatoes into small pieces. Add a clove of finely chopped garlic and the juice of 3 limes.

Don't forget the coriander, pimiento de la vera, olive oil and salt.

Octopus and prawn ceviche

Cook 500 grams of octopus. Boil 4 potatoes and peel them. Place the potatoes and the octopus cut into small pieces in a bowl and add the spring onions and chopped garlic. Season to your taste.

Pulp Salad

Cook 500 grams of octopus. Boil 4 potatoes. Prepare the alioli (or buy a voucher).
Brown the octopus in a pan with olive oil.
For presentation, place half a potato, a spoonful of alioli on top and at the very top, a piece of octopus. Add some pimiento de la vera (Parpika). Season to your taste.

Grilled octopus with alioli

Frequently Asked Questions

To accompany octopus, white wine is ideal. You can choose a white wine from Galicia like Mar de Frades, slightly sparkling. You can also accompany octopus with red, but you will need to choose a red wine that is not too strong.

Octopus can also be served as a tapa. Therefore, it can be accompanied with a plate of 100% Iberian Bellota ham. For the ham region you can choose an Iberian Bellota de los Pedroches ham.

Octopus in a jar, as sold on the site, is a product that can be stored for more than 2 years. It has no preservatives or additives.