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Charred Octopus Tostada


4.5" White Corn 8 oz.
Charred Octopus Tostada

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Original Recipe Serves 12
Prep Time 120 min
Cooking Time 10 min


12 each  4.5" White Corn Tortillas (20123)  
1 1/2 oz. Ancho chilies, stemmed, seeded   
3 each Jalapeno, stemmed, seeded    
1 lb. Onion, quartered    
1 lb. Tomato, quartered    
8 oz. Olives, green   
4 oz. Capers   
1 1/2 oz. Parsley    
1 each Garlic, head, cut in half   
2 1/2 lbs. Octopus tentacles   
1/2 cup Ancho Rub, see related recipe plus 1 tbsp.   
Cilantro, as needed   
Lime wedges, as needed   
1 1/2 cups Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, see related recipe   


1.) Combine anchos, jalapenos, onion, tomato, olives, capers, parsley, garlic, and octopus in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer octopus for 1 hour. Remove tentacles and allow to cool.

2.) Pre-heat fryer to 350°F. Pre-heat grill to medium heat. To make one tostada, fry a tortilla until crisp and allow to dry. Rub the octopus tentacles with the Ancho Rub and sear on a hot grill until slightly charred. Slice each tentacle into ½” segments. Top the tostada with 1 oz. of Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, and 2 ½ oz. of octopus, and garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

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