You know Marc Murphy from his regular appearances on Chopped and as a guest on Iron Chef. He’s also a champion of NYC-based food nonprofits Share Our Strength and City Harvest and works on the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the U.S. State Department. We know him as chef-owner of a handful of our favorite restaurants, places where one might find a spectacular grilled octopus salad. By the way, have you been to Kingside

This salad is a celebration of the beautiful combination that is octopus and chorizo — a match made in heaven. It’s important that once your octopus is cooked, you let it rest and come to room temperature before grilling. Don’t think of grilling as an extra step — it takes only a few minutes and substantially enhances the taste of octopus by creating smoky, crispy bits on the outside while the inside stays tender.

Reprinted with permission from Season With Authority