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Baby Octopus with 'nduja recipe

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    3 garlic cloves, crushed
    •    1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
    •    Chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve
    •    700g baby octopus, cleaned, heads removed
    •    1/3 cup (80ml) white (dry) vermouth (substitute white wine)
    •    100g 'nduja (spreadable chilli spicy salami - from specialty food shops, substitute finely chopped chorizo), broken into pieces


  1. Heat oil in a large frypan over high heat. Add garlic and ’nduja, and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 minutes or until starting to caramelise. Add octopus to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until just cooked through. Add vermouth and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until reduced slightly.
  2. Transfer to a serving platter and scatter with parsley to serve.

This great family recipe is thanks to delicious Recipes at


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