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Is Octopus Halal or Haram

As one of the region’s most trusted seafood suppliers, we stock a huge choice of fish and shellfish products that are ideal for all kinds of households. Alongside our premium quality prawns, salmon, caviar, sardines, and oysters, one of the most luxurious and popular ingredients we stock is octopus.

Now, before we get into the taste, health benefits, and cooking techniques involved with this prestigious type of seafood, we would first like to address the question ‘is octopus halal?’. Although some people believe that octopus is haram (prohibited), we can reassure you that all our delicious octopus products are 100% halal according to global certifications. 

What does octopus taste like?

Somewhat surprisingly, fresh and raw octopus is relatively flavourless. But don’t let that put you off. When cooked properly, it completely transforms into a moist, tender, and flavoursome seafood dish that is arguably one of the most special and delectable delicacies in the world. The grilling or boiling process causes fresh octopus to become infused with whichever sauces, spice, or herbs you use, and this results in an incredible seafood recipe that is filled with vibrant flavour.

Some people compare the taste of octopus with that of scallops, lobster, or crabs, while others describe cooked octopus as having a similar flavour to chicken. If prepared correctly, octopus offers a wonderfully tender texture with a satisfying bite. It’s only when you cook it incorrectly that it can turn slightly chewy.

What are the health benefits of octopus?

Octopus is not only a delicious ingredient, but also an extremely healthy one. A great source of manganese, which plays a vital role in breaking down carbohydrates and fat, it also contains high levels of vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, and amino acids.

Low in fat and calories and packed with protein, octopus is a great dietary addition for any gym goer or health-conscious chef. With octopus on your dinner table, you can also feel confident that your family are receiving all the vitamins and minerals they need.

Octopus tentacles

Our frozen cooked octopus tentacles are a favourite amongst our customers. Beautiful in appearance, taste, and texture, they require minimal preparation. Light, healthy and ideal for the summer season, just season the tentacles in a light dressing of olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs, and grill or boil until ready to serve. 

Meticulously and carefully prepared to preserve its natural flavour and goodness, every single packet is of the best possible quality. You can serve your delicate cooked tentacles as a sophisticated appetiser, chop them up into salads, throw them on your next BBQ, and use them to make many more special and unique dishes that all your family are sure to love.

Octopus in olive oil

Another amazing octopus product we offer is octopus in olive oil by Ramon Peña. Renowned as one of the world’s premier producers of fine canned seafood, Ramon Peña’s flash freezes its Spanish octopus from the moment they are returned to port, and each one is carefully cleaned, prepared, and packed by hand. 

Poached in seawater and packaged in olive oil to add extra aromatic  flavour, each firm and decadent octopus is flawlessly uniform. Boasting a distinctively buttery taste that is truly like nothing else you will have ever tasted, our octopus in olive oil will instantly transport you and dinner guests on a vibrant voyage to Spain.
We like them served by themselves as a light nibble with a refreshing glass of grape, and they can also be incorporated into all kinds of Spanish and Mediterranean recipes. As you can see, whether you fancy seafood paella, heartwarming Spanish octopus stew, or grilled octopus tacos, we have all the amazing octopus products you could ever want.

To view our full range of fish and shellfish products, please visit the seafood page of our website.

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