Recipe by Alex Atala: Saúva ants – Pineapple

How about topping a pineapple dessert with a lemongrass-flavored leaf-cutting Sauva ant? Alex Atala, 2 Michelin-starred chef of D.O.M in Sao Paolo, known as foraging for Brazil’s unique local ingredients, put these creatures on his menu.

Preparations (4 persons)

  • 1 pineapple
  • 4 Saúva ants

Peel the pineapple and cut into 4 equal cubes. Finish and presentation: 4 Saúva ants Place a piece of pineapple on top of a serving dish and top with ant. Serve immediately.

Alex Atala

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