Frozen Locusts (x10) Price: £6.78


Frozen Locusts (x10)

Normally stir fried and have a delicious nutty favor with a crisp texture. Alternatively Locusts can be served as a starter - and what a stunning way to start a meal. These are bred in the U.K. and sold whole ready blanched.

It is not generally known in the Western World that insects are a good source of protein. Taxonomically insects, such as locusts and crickets, are not far removed from shrimps, which are considered a delicacy in the West (The Malawi Cookbook 1979). In Central Africa the fried insects are served as a relish or as an appetiser. Relish refers to the sauce that is served with a stiff maize porridge.

Locust Recipes

John the Baptist Stri Fry

Ingredients (serves 4)

10 Osgrow Locusts

1 tsp clear Honey

2-3 dried Dates, chopped

Sesame Seeds, toasted

Sesame oil

Root Ginger, small amount crushed

2 spring Onions

Green Pepper

Juice of Orange

Salt & Pepper

Method

Using a thick bottomed frying pan or a Wok, heat up the sesame oil. Commence the stir fry with the ingredients that require the most cooking, in this case the root ginger and the green pepper, followed by the spring onions, the dates and the locusts. Add the honey and orange juice, stirring all the time and cook for a few minutes.

Serve immediately and sprinkle the sesame seeds on the top. The stir fry could be presented on a bed of saffron rice or on salad leaves. Alternatively the part-cooked locusts can be fried with a little oil & salt, then serve.