01 Soak grasshoppers in water for 20 mins then drain.
02 Heat oil in pan until bubbling. Add ginger, garlic and chilli flakes for 3 minutes.
03 Add grasshoppers, fry for another minute or two then set aside.
04 Add broccoli to the same pan with a splash of water to steam for 2-3 minutes, add snap peas and sweet chilli sauce with the lime juice and coriander. Fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
05 Re-add the grasshopper, garlic, chilli and ginger mix to the rest of the ingredients.
06 Top stir-fry with the toasted cashews.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger
- 2 garlic, cloves
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 20g grasshoppers
- 150g tender-stem broccoli
- 150g sugar snap peas
- 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 1 lime, juice
- handful of coriander leaves
- toasted cashews, to serve
Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of step-by-step recipe videos for you to try at home. Today we present our grasshopper stir-fry. Simple, fresh and bursting with flavour our grasshoppers are the perfect substitute for chicken or prawns. Grasshoppers are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Grasshoppers 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 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.
It’s time to Wok & Roll!
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 insects. So you can try a dish for grasshoppers, buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and cricket powder. We believe that adding 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.
Now that you love cooking with insects, help us spread the grub love further. Show your friends and family! You can give them our discount code – grublove for 15% of their order to get them started.