Octopus and onion skewers: the recipe for a delicious fish starter

  • Octopus
    1 kg
    • 79 kcal

  • Tropea onion
    • 26 kcal

  • Lemon peel

    • 50 kcal
  • Bay leaf
    • 30 kcal

  • Breadcrumbs or panko
    to taste
    • 43 kcal

  • Chive

    to taste
    • 30 kcal
  • Extra virgin olive oil
    to taste
    • 0 kcal

  • salt
    to taste
    • 21 kcal

  • pepper

    to taste
    • 79 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

the octopus and onion skewers I am a fish appetizer delicious and creative, prepared with pieces of octopus alternating on the skewer with slices of onion, then baked in the oven. Crunchy and fragrant, these skewers are sprinkled with panko and spices before being cooked, for a crispy result, mouth watering. Once the octopus is cooked, the preparation of the skewers will take less than half an hour: you can serve it as appetizers or even like second course, accompanying it with a fresh salad. Here’s how to perfectly prepare octopus and onion skewers.

How to prepare octopus and onion skewers

peel the octopus

Cook the octopus in a pressure cooker with the peppercorns, lemon zest and bay leaf for about 25 minutes after the whistle. Let it cool for 30 minutes in its water then peel it roughly (1).

compose skewers

Cut the octopus into pieces of about 3-4 cm, also slice the onion to obtain strips of equal width. Alternate the octopus and the onion by placing them on the skewers (2).

seasonal skewers

Place the skewers in a pan, season with a drizzle of oil (3).

to cook

Sprinkle the surface of the skewers with panko, chopped chives, salt, pepper and another drizzle of oil (4). Cook the skewers at 200 ° C for about 10 minutes.

Octopus and onion skewers

Take them out of the oven and serve them while still hot (5).


You can enrich the skewers with shrimp, squid or cuttlefish and use, if you prefer, breadcrumbs Where toast crumb instead of panko. You can also vary the spices: instead of chives you can use rosemary, thyme, garlic, mint and parsley.


Octopus and onion skewers can be stored for up to a day in the refrigerator, tightly closed in an airtight box.