Grasshopper stir fry: your first step to an edible insect future

Got an appetite for edible insects? This grasshopper stir fry serves four people and takes a mere 10 minutes to cook.

Recipe courtesy of Grub.


-60 Grub Grasshoppers

-150g pak Choi

-100g tenderstem broccoli

-75g green beans

-75g mangetout

-1 red onion, sliced

-2 cloves of garlic, diced

-2 fresh red chillies, thinly sliced

-1 small piece of ginger, grated

-8g sesame seeds (half black and half white if possible)

-1 teaspoon sesame oil

-1 teaspoon coconut oil

-coriander (to garnish)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees before preparing the grasshoppers. To do this take off the wings and legs and place on a baking tray. They will need about eight minutes to turn golden brown, but check on them half way through as they can burn very quickly.
  2. Whilst the grasshoppers are roasting prepare all of your vegetables for the stir fry and add them to a hot wok with the coconut oil. Cook on a high heat for four minutes.
  3. Once the grasshoppers are roasted add to a bowl and mix with the sesame oil and seeds before adding to the wok with the vegetables. Toss all of the ingredients to ensure they are well mixed and serve. Garnish with freshly chopped chili and coriander and serve.

Recipe by Marcus Leach.

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