It seems like folks are either really passionate about eating octopus or really passionate about not. I don't discriminate my meals by only choosing animals that us humans deem as dumb—and I actually believe that chickens, pigs, and most creatures we consume are far more intelligent than we give them credit for.
Here's what I do know about octopus: The ones here Hawai'i are extremely fast growing and have lifespans of only one year. They also have amazing yields; they're practically all meat. And they're absolutely delicious.
In this video I'll show you how I tenderize an octopus with a salt scrub and deep tissue massage. Then we'll bread it and fry it up for some popcorn tako!