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Grilled Baby Octopus - {Jjukkumi}


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  • 2 pounds baby octopus - (16 to 25 pieces) fresh or thawed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper minced
  • 3 garlic cloves - (to 4) minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Korean sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Korean red chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper


Servings 6


Step 1

Clean octopus. Sprinkle octopus with salt to taste and rub on for about a minute. Rinse in cold water. Drain. Repeat. Pat dry with paper towels.

Combine onion, bell pepper, garlic, soy sauce, oil, chile powder and pepper in bowl. Coat octopus generously with seasoning. Grill over medium-high heat, moving around grill so octopus cooks evenly, 3 to 4 minutes.

This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

Each of 8 servings: 85 calories; 1,298 mg sodium; 221 mg cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 30 grams carbohydrates; 29 grams protein; 1.23 grams fiber.

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