Lord Howe Stick Insects were nearly extinct but thanks to the Melbourne zoo there are now around 9000 of them st the zoo and around th world. These stick insects start when the are born as a bright green colour and then the turn into a brown-ish colour, that’s when they start going out in the dark, then they turn into a black colour.
If you feel like you’re getting to grips with the whole eating insects thing… then show off your skills with grasshopper kebabs.Crunchy, tasty, and really revolting looking this will start filtering out the truly dedicated bug bakers.Ingredients:
12 large grasshoppers or similar edible insect
1 large red bell pepper cut into chunks
1 white onion cut into wedges
(For the marinade)
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp fresh ginger (grated)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2tbsp mixed garden herbs of your choice (eg rosemary, mint or thyme for a fresh summer feeling or oregano and basil for a more Mediterranean flavour)
¼ tsp salt
Pinch ground pepper
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a glass bowl or baking dish. Add the insects, cover and leave in the fridge over night. When ready to cook remove the insects and gently pat them dry. Skewer the ingredients alternating between pepper, onion and insects so skewers are nicely arranged. Finally drizzle some olive oil over the kebabs and cook a few inches above a fire for just under 10 minutes, or alternatively under the grill turning regularly until allt he ingredients are a golden brown and crispy.