Chargrilled Baby Octopus Recipe

Chargrilled Baby Octopus Recipes

Ingredients :

2 kg

2 tbsp

1/4 cup

2 tbsp

1 tbsp

1/2 tsp


1/2 tsp

1 tbsp

3 tbsp

2 tbsp

baby octopus

soy sauce

lemon juice

lime juice


grated lime rind

cloves garlic, crushed

finely chopped red chili

finely chopped fresh basil

chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

olive oil

lemon slices, to serve

Method :
  1. Wash the octopus thoroughly and wipe dry with a paper towel.
  2. To clean the octopus, cut the head off the tentacles.
  3. Remove the eyes by cutting a round of flesh from the base of the head off the tentacles.
  4. Carefully slit open the head and remove the gut.
  5. Cut the head in half.
  6. Push out the beak from the centre of the tentacles.
  7. Cut the tentacles into sets of two or four, depending on the size of the octopus.
  8. Pull away the skin from the head and tentacles if it comes away easily.
  9. Combine all the remaining ingredients (except the lemon slices) in a large bowl and mix together.
  10. Add the octopus to the marinade and mix well.
  11. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  12. Preheat a barbecue or char grill pan to hot.
  13. Drain the octopus, reserving the marinade.
  14. Cook the octopus in batches, basting with the marinade, for 4-6 minutes, or until the flesh turns white and is slightly charred.
  15. Serve with lemon slices.

Serves 4

Protein 85g

Fat: 16g

Carbohydrate: 1g

Dietary Fibre: 1g

Cholesterol: 995mg; 2034kJ (486cal)

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