Don’t eat cicadas if you’re allergic to shellfish. Young cicadas taste better than full-grown adults. In it are recipes for deep-fried cicadas, cicada dumplings, cicada tacos, banana cicada bread, and more. Cook thoroughly to avoid “Gushers.”Even if your roasted cicadas look crispy, you might be in for an unhappy surprise when you bite into one. Cicadas taste like asparagus and might pair well with Merlot.