Herb and Garlic Butter Moreton Bay Bug Recipe


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Serves4 serves
Prep time10 minutes
Cook time7 minutes
Ready in17 minutes

Cooking this Moreton Bay Bug recipe can not get any easier

This moreton bay bug recipe is irresistibly good, the aromatic herb and garlic butter marries beautifully with the bug meat. This recipe only takes 7 minutes on the barbecue. Enjoy these with a crowd surrounded by your family and friends!

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Herb & Garlic Butter

  • 100g softened unsalted butter
  • 1tbs finely chopped parsley
  • 1tsp finely chopped oregano leaves
  • 1 garlic clove crushed


Step 1

Preheat a barbecue with a lid to medium-high.

Step 2

For the herb and garlic butter, combine all ingredients in a bowl, season and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap, then chill until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Step 3

Place the bugs on a tray, cut side-up, then drizzle with oil and season. Place bugs, shell side-down, on the barbecue. Close the lid and cook for 6 minutes or until almost cooked through, then turn and cook, flesh side-down, for 1 minute or until lightly charred.

Step 4

Transfer bugs to a platter. Brush some of the butter over the bug flesh. Serve bugs with remaining butter and lemon wedges on the side.


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