Live a Little and Try Crunching on Chapulines, or Roasted Grasshoppers

Live a Little and Try Crunching on Chapulines, or Roasted Grasshoppers

mole-tex-mex-explainer-chapulinesThe first time I ate chapulines, I bit off more than I could chew. The year was 2014, and the taqueria was El Come Taco in Dallas. Chapulines (the plural of chapulín) are dried and roasted grasshoppers, a pre-Hispanic Mexican delicacy. They are small—most are shorter than the length of an adult pinky—and nutty in flavor. The cooking process can add additional flavors, such as lemon, garlic, and chile. Often chapulines are eaten solo as a snack, or a taquero can generously pack a taco with them for a steep price (one Texas wholesaler sells them for $33 per pound; the price for one taco can be $4 or more). At El Come Taco, the taco I held was garnished with guacamole and a toasted,…View Original Post

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