Inspired by A Bug's Life

“Birds eat the Grasshoppers” Meal

A Bug's Life dish that features actual grasshoppers as the main ingredient; a sustainable, tasty and highly nutritious source of food.
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

25 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
“Birds eat the Grasshoppers” Meal

A Bug’s Life is a 1998 computer-animated Disney/Pixar comedy film directed by John Lasseter, with Andrew Stanton co-directing.

The film is loosely inspired by the fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and the classic samurai film The Seven Samurai, it is the second Pixar movie and tells the story of an outcast inventor ant named Flik (Dave Foley), who recruits a group of circus bugs he mistakes for warriors when his colony is threatened by a group of grasshoppers.

Ingredients

20g Eat Grub Grasshoppers
350g Beansprouts
4 Spring Onions (finely chopped)
1 Red Chilli (finely sliced)
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Korean Chilli Powder
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Chopped Coriander

Inspired by the line “the birds eat the grasshoppers” as Hopper’s brother Molt says, which also in turns becomes a plot device for defeating the grasshoppers; I’m sharing a dish which features actual grasshoppers as the protein. And I highly recommend Eat Grub for buying edible insects!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C 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.
Step 2
Place the grasshoppers on a baking tray and dry roast for 8 minutes. Take care not to overcook as they will burn easily.
Step 3
Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a wok and add in the bean sprouts, spring onions and chilli powder. Cook on a high heat for three minutes before adding in the dry roasted grasshoppers and black sesame seeds.
Step 4
Cook for a further thirty seconds, ensuring everything is tossed together. Garnish with the fresh chilli and coriander and to serve.

"Birds eat the Grasshoppers" Meal

A Bug's Life dish that features actual grasshoppers as the main ingredient; a sustainable, tasty and highly nutritious source of food.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Welsh
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Tray
  • Wok

Ingredients
  

  • 20 g Eat Grub Grasshoppers
  • 350 g Beansprouts
  • 4 Spring Onions finely chopped
  • 1 Red Chilli finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Korean Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Chopped Coriander

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C 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.
  • Place the grasshoppers on a baking tray and dry roast for 8 minutes. Take care not to overcook as they will burn easily.
  • Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a wok and add in the bean sprouts, spring onions and chilli powder. Cook on a high heat for three minutes before adding in the dry roasted grasshoppers and black sesame seeds.
  • Cook for a further thirty seconds, ensuring everything is tossed together. Garnish with the fresh chilli and coriander and to serve.
Keyword A Bug's Life, Disney, Pixar
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