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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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...
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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