Try A Grilled ISOPOD This Holiday Season !

Try A Grilled ISOPOD This Holiday Season !
Grilled Garlic Butter Isopod Recipe

Grilled Garlic Butter Isopod


  • Freshly caught and cleaned isopod (ensure it's safe for consumption)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


Prepare the Isopod:

  • Thoroughly wash and clean your Isopod with hot water just as you would with any seafood in a strainer.
  • Thoroughly clean the isopod, removing any dirt or debris.



  1. In a bowl, mix the minced garlic, melted butter, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. Gently coat the isopod in the marinade, ensuring it is well covered.
  3. Let it marinate for about 15-30 minutes.


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the marinated isopod on the grill, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  3. Grill for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the isopod is cooked through.
  4. Carefully remove the grilled isopod from the grill.
  • Remove the exoskeleton carefully, leaving the edible parts intact.
  • Using a sharp blade cut down the middle of the isopod to reveal the meat . (Just like crawfish)
  • Once shell is separated properly, revealing meat, you can take metal spoon or scoup and remove all the meat from the shell.
  • Discard Remains
  • Serve:

    1. Place it on a serving plate and garnish with additional chopped parsley.
    2. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


    Enjoy your grilled garlic butter isopod with caution. Use utensils to handle the isopod, and be aware of any potential allergens.

    Please note that consuming isopods may not be common in many cultures, and you should exercise caution. Ensure the isopod is safe for consumption and has not been exposed to contaminants. If you're uncertain, it's advisable to consult with local experts or authorities on seafood safety in your area.

    Always follow food safety guidelines and regulations when handling and preparing any seafood. Additionally, be mindful of the environmental impact and conservation concerns related to harvesting isopods or any other marine life.