2-3 Octopuses Whole (5 Lb. Avg)

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Ready to put your culinary skills to the test? If so, then look no further than our incredible selection of octopuses. Although you may think of fine dining restaurants or coastal getaways as the only solution to trying this oceanic mystery, there are plenty of ways to prepare this widely regarded delicacy in the comfort of your own home! We proudly offer two - three whole, cleaned octopus that are fresh and ready for your most adventurous recipes. Each order is shipped straight to your doorstep in clean, dry ice so you can start cooking right away.

Octopus may not sound very appetizing to those that have never tried it. Trust us, if prepared correctly, octopus can change your life for the better! Although it’s often confused with squid, octopus is very tender and delivers a clean culinary slate that is heavily influenced by the cooking method and seasonings you choose. This mouthwatering morsel can be eaten cooked or in its raw form and offers a slightly sweet flavor. Buy two - three whole, octopus to broaden your horizons when it comes to fine dining.

Create an unforgettable meal when you choose our whole, cleaned octopuses for a festive celebration, special occasion, or your usual family get together. Using your favorite recipes, you can explore bold ways to try octopus like you’ve never experienced before. Just remember – octopus must be cleaned and tenderized to ensure proper preparation. Tenderizing is as easy as simmering in a combination of water and your choice of wine for a few hours. If you have any questions about our hard-to-find seafood specialties, please contact a Robert Wholey Company expert today for further assistance.

Grilled Octopus Italiano

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes


  • 3 pounds cleaned Wholey's Market octopus
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup whole peppercorns
  • 2 lemons
  • Additional lemon wedges for serving (optional)
  • 1 wine cork
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a large pot, place the octopus, wine, peppercorns, half of a lemon, cork, and garlic.
  2. Cover all ingredients with water by one inch and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and cook octopus until it’s tender when pierced with a sharp knife.
  4. Drain, allow the octopus to come to room temperature.
  5. Light your grill or chimney full of charcoal. Spread charcoal and ash evenly over coal grate.
  6. Toss the octopus with ¼ cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Place the octopus on the grill and cook for a few minutes on both sides until browned.
  8. Cut the octopus tentacles, place on a platter, and drizzle with remaining olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Serve immediately or at room temperature with lemon wedges, and enjoy!
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2-3 Octopuses Whole (5 Lb. Avg)