These skewers are delicious eaten as is or, to make a larger meal, serve alongside the crisp Farm Salad with Feta.
18 pre-cleaned frozen baby octopus, thawed
18 large peeled raw prawns
lemon wedges for serving
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground fennel
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
finely grated zest and juice 1 orange
1 teaspoon honey
sea salt and ground pepper
12 long skewers (if wooden, soak in cold water for 30 minutes first)
Marinade: Whisk all the ingredients in a large bowl and add the octopus and prawns.
Turn to coat well then cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours if possible and up to 8 hours.
Thread the marinated octopus and prawns onto the skewers.
Heat a little oil in a large sauté pan. When hot, add the skewers and cook quickly on all sides until just cooked through, spooning over the marinade as they cook.
To serve: Transfer to a platter and serve with lemon wedges or serve with Farm Salad with Feta if desired. Makes 12 skewers.