Pulpo a la Gallega Recipe

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Pulpo a la Gallega
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  1. Fill a large soup pot with water, enough to submerge the octopus.
  2. Cut onion in half and add to water, along with the bay leaves.
  3. Some will say that also adding a wine cork (yes a wine cork) will ensure a tender octopus.
  4. You are within your rights to use your culinary judgement on that particular point.
  5. Hehe Bring the water to boiling, and submerge the octopus 3 or 4 times, to scald it basically.
  6. Bring the water back to a boil and place the octopus in the water.
  7. This time we will leave it in there.
  8. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook the octopus 20 minutes- a larger octopus will require longer cooking time- up to 45 minutes.
  9. Remove from water, and slice diagonally into rounds (ovals really).
  10. The slices should be about 1/2 thick.
  11. Presentation: Arrange potato rounds on a plate or wooden serving tablet and top each with a slice of octopus.
  12. The potato should be about the same size as the octopus slices, if not, then cut potatoes accordingly.
  13. Liberally sprinkle paprika and sea salt over all and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  14. You may wish to garnish with chopped parsley.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 93.22 Kcal (390 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.57g 2%
Cholesterol 61.98mg 21%
Sodium 1.01mg 0%
Potassium 35.77mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.89g 1%
Sugars 0.77g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.51g 2%
Protein 18.38g 37%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Iron 7.7mg 43%
Calcium 58.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 54.86 Kcal (230 kJ)
Calories from fat 8.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.92g 2%
Cholesterol 36.47mg 21%
Sodium 0.59mg 0%
Potassium 21.05mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.11g 1%
Sugars 0.45g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 2%
Protein 10.82g 37%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 2%
Iron 4.5mg 43%
Calcium 34.4mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.9
  • 2

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • sugar free

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