• Serves 4
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


This delicious octopus spring inspired recipe is only 8 ProPoints per serve.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1kg cleaned baby octopus
  • ½ cup (125ml) sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ Tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped unsalted cashews


  1. Place octopus in a large saucepan of boiling water and cook for 1–2 minutes or until almost cooked through. Drain, then refresh octopus under cold water.
  2. Place 1⁄3 cup (80ml) sweet chilli sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Add octopus, turning to coat. Stand for 15 minutes. Combine remaining chilli sauce and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl.
  3. Lightly spray a barbecue or chargrill pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Remove octopus from marinade and cook for 2–3 minutes or until tentacles are charred. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with coriander and cashews. Drizzle over chilli sauce mix and serve with rice.


Serve with 0 ProPoints value bok choy or other steamed Asian greens and steamed Jasmine rice. Add 4 ProPoints values per serve for ½ cup (85g) cooked rice.

  • Might be interesting to try


  • Sounds very upmarket but not my type of dish. I’m sure many will enjoy it though


  • Delicious! Where does everyone get their baby octopus from thought?


  • Delightful recipe – thanks for sharing.


  • Looks delicious! Although I just can’t bring myself to eat little octopus… I’ll use calamari instead, doesn’t look like I’m eating an animal ????


  • Ooh, a little adventurous for me. I’d probably need to try it first before I attempted to make it myself.


  • Octopus has always been kinda creepy to me. To see their whole body on a plate, not sure I could cope


  • This recipe sounds and looks great. I ant wait to try it. Off the the seafood supplier tomorrow


  • This would be perfect right now!


  • Yum, yum, yum, this recipe looks & sounds amazing. My husband and I would love this. I’ll have to make it as a special meal for my man.


  • Wow, what a delicious looking recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • A beautiful recipe that we would order not so much make but will give it a try! Thanks.


  • This looks amazing. I love octopus.


  • This looks so delicious and healthy too! What a combination.


  • I’m not an octopus fan, but the rest of this recipe looks to delicious to ignore. Maybe I’ll try it with another type of seafood


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