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Suggestions on cooking sea cicadas


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Suggestions on cooking sea cicadas

JenniferLopez | May 21, 2013 09:12 AM

Beach season is coming up and i remembered gathering sea cicadas and these tiny clams we kept finding in the water with my brother and cousins. I ate the clams raw, right on the beach and blamed the seagulls lol. They were quite sweet and i believe they were coquinos but i felt weird about bringing home some strange creatures to eat and left the sea cicadas. I saw Andrew Zimmern eating these on Bizarre Foods and they actually looked delicious. During the segment, they removed the legs, dusted with cornstarch, and fried.
Im going to gather them this year and experiment. Im thinking frying them dredged in flour and topped with a garlic-herb Vinaigrette along with fresh pasta (perhaps made with the small coquino clams) would make a great dinner.

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