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Recipe by Marcus Leach
Twitter: @marcusleachfood

Photography by Sander Jurkiewicz

A great snack on their own grasshoppers also make a fantastic centre piece in this dish. The idea here is not to hide them away, but let people know they are eating insects, seeing as many people can be a little hesitant at the thought.

spicy grasshoppers with beansprouts


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees whilst you prepare the grasshoppers. To do this remove the legs and wings and place in a bowl with one teaspoon of sesame oil, making sure all of the grasshoppers are coated.

2. Place the grasshoppers on a baking tray and dry roast for 8 minutes. Take care not to overcook as they will burn easily.

3. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a wok and add in the bean sprouts, spring onions and chili powder. Cook on a high heat for three minutes before adding in the dry roasted grasshoppers and black sesame seeds.

4. Cook for a further thirty seconds, ensuring everything is tossed together. Garnish with the fresh chili and coriander and serve.