Instant Pot Pulpo Gallego


This Instant Pot pulpo gallego is a mouth-watering recipe that full with color and taste.

Make it for any special event and enjoy a delicious dinner for the whole family.

If you are into seafood, try this Instant Pot shrimp boil or this Instant Pot lobster tails recipe.

Instant Pot Pulpo Gallego
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: octopus, Pulpo Gallego, Spanish paprika
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 1 whole octopus rinsed
  • 1 medium onion peeled and halved
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Spanish paprika to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Add octopus in the instant pot.
  • Add enough water to cover the octopus.
  • Add onion, garlic, paprika and salt.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • If the octopus is tender then take it out.
  • If it's not tender yet, close the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Dish out and serve.
Calories: 2kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 6mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 3mg Iron: 1mg
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    Reader Interactions

  1. Bbgg

    How come this is American cuisine?

  2. Emma Bedoy-Piña

    What about the paprika?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      That should be added with the other spices, I will update the recipe text. Thank you for mentioning!

  3. Kathleen French

    How do you prep the octopus? Do you just cut it up into chunks? Do you peel the skin off?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      No need to peel the skin off- it's edible! Just rinse the octopus and cut into pieces.

  4. Alexi KM

    Lots of Americans eat Octopus and love Spanish food.

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