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Barbecued Octopus Salad

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 5 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2-4


    •    1/4 cup water
    •    2 tbsps lime juice
    •    800 g baby octopus
    •    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    •    2 tbsps canola or olive oil
    •    1 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce
    •    2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander
    •    1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped


  1. Clean octopus with a small sharp knife. Cut off head, or slit open, and remove gut.
  2. Pick up body, push beak up with index finger; remove and discard. Clean octopus well under running water; pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Combine with oil, water and garlic. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Heat barbecue or grill. When hot, cook octopus for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Drain well on paper towel. Combine chilli sauce, pepper, coriander and lime juice in serving bowl. Add octopus and stir.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

This great family recipe is thanks to ABC Recipes at


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