Want to try your hand at wrangling fresh octopus for a "pulpo" salad while in Puerto Rico? Just hop on out to Maria's Beach on a day with no swell, snorkel about, and check out the crags and crevices for glass bottles—perfect hiding places for the delicious treat you seek. Use the end of your Hawaiian sling to encourage the octopus to grab on. Be quick, as they are smart and mischievous!
When you snag one, clean it with fresh water, chop the tentacles into small manageable pieces, and simmer for a while until tender. Ask anyone around town for the other fresh ingredients—like cilantro, tomato, cucumber—and combine for a fresh and delicious seafood salad.