Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Recipe for Honey Spiced Locusts

In preparation for the incoming locust swarms, I went looking for some useful recipes. One of the first recipes to come up on Google, was from the blog "The Inn at the Crossroads" which is a blog dedicated to replicating all the food mentioned in Game of Thrones Books (of which I'm a huge fan). I assume you can just use margarine instead of butter, and real locusts instead of the boring freeze dried crickets:

Honey-spiced Locusts

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cleaned insects (we used freeze dried crickets from Amazon)
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. Aleppo pepper, mixed in with the honey
Melt your butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the insects and and salt and stir gently for around 10 minutes, making sure to get them completely covered in butter.
When the bugs are suitably crisped, drizzle the spice-honey over them and stir a bit more. Then spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and cook for around 10 minutes at 200 F, until the bugs are no longer quite so sticky.
You can also find some more authentic/weird recipes here (hebrew), though locusts in orange sauce sounds a wee bit  icky.

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