Easy Galician Octopus Air Fryer Recipe for a Flavorful Meal

Welcome to our air fryer recipe blog! Today, we are going to share a delightful recipe for Galician octopus made in an air fryer. This traditional Galician dish is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. If you're a seafood lover, this recipe is a must-try for you. Let's dive in!

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  3. Ingredients:
  4. Steps to follow:
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    2. Benefits of the ingredients used:

Preparation time:

30 minutes




  • 1 octopus (2-3 lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Steps to follow:

  1. Clean the octopus thoroughly and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Cut the octopus into smaller pieces, about 1-2 inches in size.
  3. In a bowl, mix olive oil, paprika, salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Coat the octopus pieces with this mixture.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Place the octopus pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the octopus is tender, flipping the pieces halfway through the cooking time.
  7. Once done, remove the octopus from the air fryer and squeeze lemon juice over the top.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tricks and tips:

  • Ensure the octopus is thoroughly cleaned to remove any residue or impurities.
  • Do not overcook the octopus to maintain its tender texture.
  • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

Octopus: Rich in protein and low in fat, octopus is a great source of essential nutrients like iron and vitamin B12.

Olive oil: Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, olive oil is known for its potential heart health benefits and antioxidant properties.

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Paprika: Contains vitamin A, vitamin E, and capsaicin, which may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

We hope you enjoy preparing and savoring this Galician octopus recipe in your air fryer. It's a fantastic dish to impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. Stay tuned for more scrumptious air fryer recipes coming your way soon!

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