Not as common as some other species, this BBQ fish dish seen on River Cottage Spring is ideal for barbecues
1. Cut the flesh of the cuttlefish into bite-sized pieces and score with a criss-cross pattern.
2. Whisk together the garlic, salt, pepper and oil and add the cuttlefish to the bowl, tossing with your hands and making sure everything is very well coated.
3. Heat a barbecue (or a cast-iron griddle or heavy-based ridged pan) until very hot. Cook the cuttlefish for about a minute each side until just beginning to char - you need to cook it very quickly over a very high heat, or it will become tough. Serve immediately.
Preheat your barbecue in the usual way until it reaches the correct temperature. Cook turning once, bearing in mind you may have to adjust the cooking time slightly depending on how hot your barbecue is or how near the heat source the food is placed.
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