Two Easy and Delicious Cricket Recipes

Cricket Salad
7/18/2016

Human consumption of crickets is increasing around the world, and for good reason. Crickets are extremely nutritious and have been found to be beneficial to your health for many reasons. Crickets are low calorie and packed with protein, omega-3, dietary fiber, calcium, and iron. We can understand that some people reluctance to eating insects, but as long as they’re purchased from a reputable source, it’s no different than eating any other animal. In this post we will look at two delicious recipes that use crickets to their advantage.

Cricket and coconut rice cakes

Ingredients:

½ cup of white rice

1 tsp lemon juice

6 tsp of toasted coconuts

8 tsp tomato paste

1.5 ounces chopped crickets

1 egg

Pinch of salt

 

Mix together rice, crickets, and lemon juice and steam for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked. Remove rice and allow it to cool. While still slightly warm incorporate the egg, coconut, salt, and tomato paste. After all ingredients are combined mold them into equal-sized balls and flatten. Place cakes into hot oil and cook until golden brown.

 

Marinated cricket salad

Ingredients:

3 tsp vegetable oil

½ cup of baby spinach leaves

½ cup of crickets

Juice from 1 lime

1 clove of minced garlic

½ tsp ground cumin

3 tablespoons of soft butter

Pinch of salt

Small handful of coriander leaves

 

Chop the coriander leaves and mix with butter, salt, cumin, and garlic – set aside. Heat vegetable oil to a mid-level heat, add crickets to oil and fry for about two minutes. Add the coriander butter and stir around until the butter is melted. Throw in the baby spinach and toss until thoroughly coated.

 

At Top Hat Cricket Farm, we’ve known the health benefits of crickets for a long time and are so happy to see we’re no longer alone! Our family-owned business guarantees all of our crickets are virus-free and healthy. If you have been considering giving a cricket recipe a try, contact us and buy frozen crickets online today!

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