Moreton Bay Bugs Recipe

This recipe for Moreton bay bugs is delicious. The aromatic herb and garlic Butter marry beautifully with the bug meat. This recipe takes only 7 minutes to cook on the barbecue. These are great to share with friends and family!

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Step 1

Place a grill on medium heat.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients for the herb-garlic butter in a bowl. Season and mix well. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until ready for use. Before serving, bring to room temperature.

Step 3

Place the cut sides down on a tray—season with oil. Place the bug’s shell-side-down on the barbecue. Cook the bugs for 6 minutes or until they are almost cooked through. Turn the flame off and cook flesh side down for 1 minute or until it is lightly charred.

Step 4

Transfer the bugs to a platter. Butter the bugs. Serve the bugs with any remaining butter and lemon wedges.


  • 1kg Moreton Bay Bugs
  • Olive oil, drizzle
  • Serve lemon wedges

Herb & Garlic Butter

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


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