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Octopus is a type of mollusc called cephalopods and feature in the cuisines of many countries. Octopus are sold fresh or frozen, with or without the legs or the legs on their own. Octopus are, also, sold canned, smoked and dried.

Alternatives: cuttlefish, squid [1]


  1. Ramus Seafood, Octopus [1]. Accessed 3 October 2015.

Further Reading

Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.