Edible Insect Recipes: Cricket Salt
Jan. 6, 2019
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This cricket salt is actually more of like a Cricket Spice, due to the plethora of other ingredients. It is easy to make, and I like to use it anywhere I might otherwise use something like paprika. Just remember to reduce the amount of salt you add to any recipe, to compensate! Incredible Foods has made a video on how to prepare Cricket Salt.
Total: 15 mins; Serves 50
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- Lime peel; a few scrapes from a fine grater
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cricket powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon red chile pepper
- Lime zest; finely grated
- Fresh cinnamon; finely grated
- Mortar and pestle (optional)
1. In a medium mixing bowl or mortar and pestle, add salt, cricket powder, paprika, and chili pepper. Wash a lime and then scrape across a fine grater, to get zest. Use only the colored part; the white inside will taste bitter. Grate over bowl to add lime zest to ingredients. Do the same with some fresh cinnamon, grating just enough to add a tiny bit of cinnamon aroma.
2. Stir spices, or cover bowl and shake. You can use this anywhere you would use a dry red pepper, such as paprika, to flavor your dishes, or you can use it to season drinks, such as margaritas or bloody marys.
This entomophagy recipe is included in Bugs for Beginners, a cookbook which teaches Westerners how to prepare edible insects and safely eat a bug. Text may include affiliate links
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