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Barbecued Octopus Skewers

Fire up that barbecue and make these easy octopus skewers.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 2 hours
    •    Cook time: 15 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 8


    •    Olive oil spray
    •    2 tbsps olive oil
    •    16 fresh bay leaves
    •    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    •    2 tbsps chopped oregano
    •    8 (about 650g) baby octopus, cleaned, halved


  1. Combine octopus, garlic, oil and half the oregano in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat a lightly greased barbecue or char-grill plate on high. Thread octopus and bay leaves among the skewers. Season with salt and pepper and spray with olive oil spray. Cook on barbecue, turning occasionally, for 4 minutes or until tender. Serve sprinkled with remaining oregano and with lemon wedges, if desired.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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