At Jimini’s we have different types of insects: molitors, crickets and locusts! Crickets are our most imposing insects, they are majestic with their elongated bodies, wings and heads! For more comfort in the mouth, we often advise our consumers to remove these last two parts of the insect because yes, some edible insects are a bit like peanuts, you need a certain know-how to eat them. The cricket is one of them, although you’ll see that it’s not that complicated, although…
4 steps to a good tasting Jimini’s cricket:
To perform this almost surgical operation successfully, here are the utensils you will need:
- your box of Jimini’s cricket (with the seasoning of your choice)
- both hands
- Start by grabbing a cricket between your thumb and forefinger.
- Grasp the base of the cricket’s wings between your thumb and forefinger.
- Next, pinch the wings and pull them up towards the cricket’s head with a sharp tug, but don’t go at it like a bully, you might cut your cricket in half or rip its wings!
- Finally, you can put the removed wings on the table or in a bowl, or you can hold them in your hand to admire the subtle patterns for a while.
Congratulations! Now that you know how to remove the wings from a cricket, don’t forget to add it to your CV (it’s a great way to show off)! Then you can show off at cocktail parties by teaching your friends how to eat crickets the easy way!
I ate the wings of my edible cricket, what should I do?
Don’t panic! The wings of the cricket are edible, we only advise you to remove them to avoid them sticking to your palate, as they are so thin! But it is well known that everything is good in crickets!
Now you know everything about the art of preparing edible cricket! So, for the aperitif, don’t hesitate any longer and take the plunge 😉