Octopus is one of my favorite seafood.  Seafood is actually very easy to cook.  You just need a few basic ingredients, then you will have a delicious dish.

The star of this recipe is the dipping sauce.  I love to use my sauce almost with all the seafood dishes.  

Garlic Octopus is a perfect appetizer food.  I promise once you make it, you will want to make a second batch.

It’s hard to get fresh octopus at regular grocery stores.  You better luck buying it at Korean markets.

As always, if you try this recipe, please share and let me know on IG and FB #annieteattravel

Let’s get started!

Garlic Octopus Recipe

delicious and flavorful dish with homemade dipping sauce
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vietnamese


  • 6 lbs fresh octopus
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp pepper flake
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley

Dipping sauce:

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp siracha
  • 1 tsp minced Thai chili pepper
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar


  • In the medium pot, add water and bring it to boil.
  • Add-in octopus and cooked for one minute.
  • Turn off the heat and rinse under cold water to avoid overcooking the octopus. Pat dry and set aside.
  • In the small bowl, combine minced garlic, olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper, pepper flake, and dried parsley.
  • Place octopus in one-gallon ziplock, pour the sauce mixture and let it marinate at least 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
  • In the large frypan over high heat, add the marinated octopus and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place octopus in air fry at 380 degrees for another 15 minutes.

Dipping sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients. Taste and adjust base on your reference.
Keyword octopus, seafood

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    5 stars
    Very good

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    5 stars
    Looks bomb and easy enough.

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