updated 06/22/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/22/2010 AT 1:35 PM ET
What’s the secret to Salma Hayek’s curves? One hint: they crawl on six legs.
“Look, I’m salivating,” Hayek, 43, told David Letterman Monday night about her taste for grasshoppers. “They’re delicious.”
The Mexican-born actress even has her favorite recipes from her native land for creepy-crawlies.
“These little ants fried are amazing – with a little guacamole,” she explains on The Late Show. “And the worms there are many different recipes for those. The little grasshoppers have a smoky flavor to them. It’s the way they cook them, and it’s really good.”
But cooking up these savory treats can be a struggle, according to Hayek. “They’re not that easy to find,” she tells Letterman. “They’re delicatessen.”
Quickly correcting herself, Hayek, who married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in 2009, says, “Yeah, sorry. My French is getting a little better – [but] my English is getting a lot worse.”