Barbecued Octopus Skewers

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Ingredients (serves 8)

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


  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.