Quick & Easy

Barbecued baby octopus

Marinated in garlic, lemon and Greek oregano, this barbecued octopus dish is lip-smackingly good.
barbecued baby octopus



1.Clean octopus, remove eyes and beaks.
2.Combine octopus with garlic, juice, oil and rigani in medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
3.Drain octopus; discard marinade. Cook octopus on heated oiled barbecue (or grill or grill plate) until tender.
4.Serve octopus with lemon wedges.

Rigani is a dried Greek oregano; it is a stronger, sharper version of the familiar herb we use in Italian cooking and is available from good delicatessens and Mediterranean food stores. Baby octopus should not need tenderising but if in doubt, freeze overnight then thaw, this partially breaks down the structure of the flesh and makes it more tender.


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