Raw Octopus - Polpo Crudo

Polpo Crudo (Raw Octopus)... the Italian Sushi!?

Raw Octopus - Polpo Crudo


For 2 Person(s)

For the Octopus:

  • 1 pound very fresh small tenderized octopus
  • 2 lemons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & black pepper


  1. Wash the octopus in cold fresh water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cut the tentacles in pieces about 1 inch long.
  3. Slice the head in small circles.
  4. Put the sliced octopus in a deep dish.
  5. Squeeze the juice of the two lemons on the octopus.
  6. Add 4 Tbs of EV olive oil and a generous sprinkle of black pepper.
  7. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and serve.

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Recipe Notes

PS: The octopus must be absolutely fresh... or don't even try this recipe!

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