Thai baby octopus sticks
Photo by Tamara West
Warren Elwin's skewers are a party on a stick. Soak wooden skewers in water for a while before using to prevent them burning on the barbecue. Makes 16 skewers.
- For the marinade, in a mortar and pestle, pound garlic, ginger, red chillies, kaffir lime leaves and sugar, to form a smooth spicy paste. Remove to a bowl and whisk in shrimp paste and the lime juice.
- To marinate, add baby octopus to the marinade and leave to tenderise overnight (or up to 2 days).
- Add 3 octopus per skewer and cook over a hot barbecue until just firm. Brush with the marinade as they cook. Sprinkle with a little sea salt to serve.
You can buy baby octopus from fish markets or ask your fishmonger. Buy them cleaned and frozen in bags, and thaw in cold water.
Check out Warren's other recipes using skewers