Introduction: How to Cook Grasshoppers the Mexican Way

This is my second instructable in less than a day, so I went back into my traditions and tried something really Mexican,

grasshoppers are really hard to get here in the US but if u try a Mexican store you might get lucky and score some grasshoppers (in the store, grasshoppers are already cooked, this is only the secret behind ancient cooking, and if one day you go to mexico you can go to the wilderness and catch some Chapulines (grasshoppers in spanish))

Step 1: Get Grasshoppers

if you are luckky and live in or close to a farm, you might see some grasshoppers just hopping around, some families in mexico take a couple of hours to get a good quantity for a dinner,

Step 2: Boil

know than you have the grasshoppers, you might wonder how to kill them (that sounds so cruel) well, you boild them like a lobster, when they are red they are ready ( this prosess doesnt take too long!!!!)

I do not heve picture of this because the grasshoppers I have where cook by my grandmother I apologize

Step 3: Marinate

Know that you have the boiled grasshoppers you need to marinate them in lemon juice with garlic and some salt, you can add as much of this ingridients as you want but for better results you should smash the garlic a little
this takes at least 1 hour

sorry no pics

Step 4: Saute Time

now take the grasshoppers and drain the lemon juice, but not too much, you need some to keep moisture while cooking now soute until you smell the ingrideints in the air, taste them ann keep shaking them until they have the taste you like the most be carefull not to burn them

soory no pics

Step 5: Enjoy
this is a traditional plate in mexico mostly in oaxaca, i have catch and cooked grasshoppers my self and it is not really hard 9 but I did it in mexico) well if you get some grasshoppers or you cook them your self you can eat with almost anything

now enjoy!!!!