Barbecued octopus with pepper salad

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Octopus, small
¼ cup Olive oil
½ cup Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Oregano or marjoram, dried
1 Garlic clove; crushed
1 medium Bell pepper, green
1 medium Bell pepper, red
1 medium Bell pepper, yellow
½ cup Olive oil
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
1 Garlic clove; crushed
1 tablespoon Parsley; finely chopped
½ teaspoon Salt


Cut octopus into strips or leave whole if small enough. Wash well and place in a glass bowl. Add oil, lemon juice, herbs and garlic. Cover and place in refrigerator for 24 hours stirring occasionally. Cut capsicums into four lengthways, remove seeds and white membrane.

Brush outer skin with oil and place skin down on hot barbecue until skins are well blistered, rub skins off with a towel. Arrange on plates, alternating colours. Drizzle with half of the dressing and set aside. Heat barbecue to medium heat. Place Octopus on the barbecue plate and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning frequently and splashing on a little marinade as they cook. Remove and pile into the centre of the pepper salad. Pour over remaining dressing and serve with fresh garden salad.

found on Stephanie da Silva (arielle@...), moderator

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