Gourmet Red Worm Salt | Chef Joseph Yoon
Gourmet Chinicuil (red worm) salt is a must-have for the creative cook. A traditional Mexican condiment used with mezcal, tequila, cocktails, salsas, and other dishes where a tasty salt is required.
This traditional worm salt will not only lend an exotic flavor to your recipes but will also initiate discussions on what it’s made from … Chinicuil Gusanos or red agava worms.
Sal de Gusano Rojo is commonly used to rim margaritas for an exciting and traditional taste. A wonderful addition to your spice repertoire.
Convenient, resealable air-tight stand-up pouch.
Package Size: 113 grams of Rojo Sal de Gusano.
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Chinicuil, Chile, and Calcium Carbonate.
The red maguey worms are known as chilocuiles, chinicuiles or tecoles, and are the larvae of the moth Hypopta agavis. These infest the core and roots of the maguey plant, often in a glutenous mass. Along with agave snout weevil larvae (mezcal worm), red maguey worms are one of the types of gusanos found in bottles of mezcal liquor, or worm in the bottom of the bottle, from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
When fully mature, these caterpillars appear fleshy-red and can measure up to 65 mm (2.6 in). They are considered a highly nutritious delicacy in Mexican cuisine. One 100-gram serving contains over 650 calories, or the equivalent of two plates of rice. While they are sometimes eaten alive and raw, they are also considered delicious deep fried or braised, seasoned with salt, lime, and a spicy sauce, and served in a tortilla.