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What is octopus? 

Octopus is a soft-bodied mollusk known for its distinctive eight legs covered in tentacles. Popular in both Mediterranean cooking and Asian cuisine, octopus adds salty flavor to seafood dishes. Grilled octopus tentacles are frequently used as a protein, but octopus ink is also used as a gourmet flavoring and coloring. 


What kind of octopus products can I buy? 

Supermarket Italy is proud to be a partner of Mmmediterranean, a shipping company that brings fresh octopus from Europe to your door. Caught on location, packed in ice, and shipped 2-day air, the octopus will taste fresh, like you’ve just hauled it up from the boat yourself. For a delicious frutti di mare addition, try Spanish Sliced Octopus Tentacles or save on prep time with Cooked Spanish Octopus Tentacles. At tapas time, serve Matiz Gallego Octopus in Spanish Olive Oil with other salty snacks like olives and cured meats. 


What can I make with octopus? 

Octopus is a star ingredient in Mediterranean cooking, from appetizers to the main course. Grilled octopus is a popular dish in Spain, Southern Italy, and Greece, served with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt. Use octopus tentacles in a frutti di mare with other mollusks and shellfish such as shrimp, clams and oysters, tossed with spaghetti noodles and white wine sauce.