Nice crunchy insect?
Are you ready to start snacking on insects yet? I fear I'm not that adventurous.
Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze!
By Claire Martin
New York Times
I just finished reading "Cumin, Camels, and Caravans." There are a few recipes, one for Dates Kneaded with Locusts and Spices, calling for 4 c. of live locusts. However, if live locusts are in short supply in your area, you can substitute salted roasted grasshoppers. The author suggests hot mint or iced hibiscus tea as an accompaniment. And maybe a stomach pump.
I added dry roasted crickets to my backpacking menu thirty years ago when I used to hike in Yosemite.
I've had chapulinas -grasshoppers- at a Mexican restaurant in San Jose, CA. Crunchy, not really all that different from popcorn shrimp. I've had snails (in France, where everything tastes good, and those freeloaders from my garden) and my opinion is, meh, there are better ways of conveying sauces.