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Chilli Baby Octopus Stir-Fry with Broccolini

Cause a stir with a delish baby octopus dish that's low-fat and bursting with flavour.

Prep Time

    •    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 15 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 tbsp peanut oil
    •    1 tbsp brown sugar
    •    3 garlic cloves, crushed
    •    2 tbsps sweet chilli sauce
    •    steamed white rice, to serve
    •    80ml (1/3 cup) tomato sauce
    •    1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
    •    500g whole cleaned baby octopus
    •    2 bunches broccolini, cut into florets
    •    2 long fresh red chillies, finely chopped


  1. Use a small sharp knife to cut the baby octopus heads from the tentacles, just below eyes. Cut eyes from the heads and discard. Cut the tentacles in half.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add half the octopus and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining octopus, reheating the pan between batches.
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the broccolini and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until just tender. Add the tomato sauce,sweet chilli sauce and sugar and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce boils and thickens. Add the octopus and stir-fry for 1 minute or until heated through.
  4. Spoon the rice among serving bowls. Top with the octopus stir-fry and serve immediately.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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