Gullo octopus is caught outside the coast of Spain in the Atlantic Ocean, and in the Mediterranean Sea
Our secret is tenderization. Using sea salt, cold water and a tumbler, this natural process is void of any chemicals or additives. Tenderization breaks down the octopus’ muscles causing the octopus to “flower.” Flower octopus is when the tentacles curl up in a flower shape. Gullo tenderized octopus offers a 70 – 90% yield, depending on the size. In comparison, non-tenderized tray octopus only provides a 50% yield rate.
Gullo’s products are delivered Fresh-Frozen. We are consistent, dependable, reliable and every single one of our products is backed by our personal guarantee of excellent.
The octopus can be eaten raw/crudo, grilled, cooked on a plancha or sautéed .
All Octopus is not created equal, as they are wild. Some may pick more salt than others during our tenderization process. Cook time can vary from 5-10 minutes based on this variability. We suggest these cooking methods based on our extensive testing.
Packaging: Thermo – sealed tray-Vacuum Skin Pack – Catch weight
Shelf life: 15 months after processing date.
Preparing and cooking suggestion: Toss them on the grill, sear in a pan, or cut up for a salad.
2-4oz small octopus 90+% yield: Don’t need to pre-cook, super tender already
5-10oz – 90% yield: Soft boil for 5-7 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes in water.
If you are in the Houston Metro area, we do offer free local pickup for all items in our shop. Just select local pickup at checkout. Our warehouse is located just outside downtown and pickups are Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.