Cricket Flour Sours
01 First, make the sugar syrup. Bring equal quantities of sugar and water to the boil in a heavy-based pan until the sugar has dissolved, then take off the heat and allow to cool.
02 Secondly, to make the cricket flour, start by dry-roasting the crickets in a pan over a medium heat for about 5–6 minutes, moving them with a spoon regularly.
03 When the crickets turn a golden brown colour, turn off the heat. You then need to make the roasted insects into a powder. You can use a mortar and pestle to grind them, or use a spice grinder to achieve a fine powder.
04 Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Don’t add any ice at this stage – this is known as a dry shake, and it helps the lemon and egg proteins add body to the drink.
05 Open the shaker, add ice cubes, close and shake again.
Strain over ice and garnish with a twist of lemon.
- 4 tsp sugar syrup (see method)
- 35–50ml/1–1¾fl oz whisky
- 1 tsp cricket flour (see method)
- 25ml/1fl oz lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- Ice cubes
- Twist of lemon
Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of recipes for you to try at home. Today we present our Cricket Flour Sours. Unique, naughty and classy our edible insects are the perfect substitute for regular salt. Crickets are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Crickets are an excellent source of protein, fibre, Omegas 3&6, iron, calcium, Vit B12 plus many more micronutrients. This will elevate the nutritional good stuff in any plant-based dish.
That’s not all. The nutrients in edible insects are completely sustainable. Insects require a fraction of the land, resources and energy compared to traditional livestock. However, you get the same nutritional benefits.
Our favourite thing about this dish is it’s so simple and very quick. So making healthier choices with a busy schedule even easier. We think this is a dish for two, but hey who’s judging? You can eat the whole lot, completely guilt free. Or keep some for lunch the next day.
Sours can be made in many different ways, with many different spirits and all sorts of additions. They are a delicate balance of body, sweetness and sourness. This one uses whisky and cricket flour – the flour adds an interesting texture and nutty depth of flavour.
We will be adding plenty more of our videos and recipes to keep things fresh, for you. We have created recipes using each of our Eat Grub edible insects. So you can try a dish for grasshoppers, buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and cricket powder. We believe that adding edible insects to familiar dishes will make insects a staple in your diet. Once you taste how delicious insects are, and reap the nutritional rewards you will never go back. For more inspiration check out our other insect recipes.
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