My current campsite is surrounded by tall grass. And this time if year that means grasshoppers. Zillions of them. Small ones—about an inch.
If I had a net to gather them, and the correct seasonings, I could make a pile of chapulines.
Grasshoppers are almost flavorless. It’s all about the seasoning. Salt, onion, garlic, chilies, vinegar, lime juice… Go to your spice rack, be imaginative. It’s like creating a high protein alternative to potato chips. Oooo, how about chilies, cinnamon and chocolate, like mole? Or coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger and mustard, like curry? Or go simple: fry ‘em up in some clarified butter and sprinkle on some salt.
However, I have no information about the pros or cons of grasshoppers taken while copulating, like this lovely couple. Hey! Get a room!