Octopus Salad With Pickled Lemons

Octopus Salad with Pickled Lemons
Octopus Salad with Pickled LemonsCrookes and Jackson

"We would go octopus fishing when I was a kid," says chef Ash Heeger, who grew up in Transkei, a rural area in eastern South Africa. When making octopus for a crowd, she tosses grilled pieces with greens, loads of fennel fronds, and pickled lemons whose rinds are tender enough to eat and add citrusy punch.