Friday, August 12, 2005

Chapulines!

Acabo de comer chapulines! Y qué creen? ¡Me gustarón!

I just ate grasshoppers! No, this does not in any way make me a candidate for Survivor or Fear Factor- not a chance!

Let me clarify- Yes, they're real grasshoppers (small size) and dead. While being cooked/sauteed, chile, alittle bit of salt and lime were added to the chapulines for extra flavor. It's an indiginous food, native to Oaxaca, Puebla, and México City. I don't know about the other neighboring states... Anyway, they're "crunchy".

Mi amiga fue al estado de Oaxaca en México y se trajo una bolsita de chapulines...crujientes, picantes, picositos y con un toque de limón- sólo faltaba la tortilla. No estan mal, ¿gustan?

My friend gave me some "chapulines" to bring home so that I may share with my hubby, but he doesn't want to try them... As it is, he already thinks I eat "weird" food- such as taquitos de lengua, morcilla, etc. Anyway, the "chapulines" aren't bad at all. I do, however, think they'll taste better in a tortilla. So if you happen to see "Chapulines" at your nearest supermarket, try them! Enjoy!

6 comments:

Sangrona said...

Coco-thank you for visiting my blog! and thanks for your comments...te lo aprecio mucho!
Mmm..I've had chapulines before...todavia no se si me gustaron!

Cracked Chancla said...

my mother in law is from the state of oaxaca and has prepared them. i tasted grounded into a sauce once and wasn't too hip on them. now morcilla--i love that stuff.

Buffy DOL said...

que miedo...
lo bueno debe ser que luego de comerlos con la patita te puedes limpiar los dientes... digo.. :S

mariposatomica said...

I'd love to try chapulines! When I was in Oaxaca I had the best salsa made of ormigas.

Hanuman1960 said...

No offense, but.....EEEEEEWWW!!!!

Karen said...

Ohhhhh grasshoppers are evil. *shivers* Don't like those things either!! GAH!

*hugs*