Insect Cuisine

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed this item on Gadling about a Japanese chef who published a cookbook of insect cuisine.  This past summer we visited my in-laws in Neerlandia (about 130 km northwest of Edmonton) and the place was crawling with grasshoppers.  I’ve tried ants before (pretty good, but make sure you pinch the head off first), and this was a good time as any to try grasshoppers.  So, I caught a couple, took their heads off and put them on the grill.  The one didn’t work out because it fell through the grill bars, but the other was nicely cooked.  It was a bit crunchy with a nutty flavour.  Our son tried it too and he agreed that it was tasty.  The steaks were better, but hopper’s pretty good too.  By the way, if you live in the Vancouver area, you could always try some insect cuisine at Vij’s.

About Wes Bredenhof

Pastor of the Free Reformed Church, Launceston, Tasmania. View all posts by Wes Bredenhof

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