Like it or not, the massive insect world spans across the entire world, and if one is not at all squeamish, a culinary delight can easily be made using one of the larger insects: the big one, called the cicada.
With over 2,500 species of cicadas with its average length of 2-1/2-3 inches long, this hard shell-like skin bug is known as a tasty delicacy in many cultures. From ancient Greece , to the American Indians and other countries such as China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America and the Congo, dining on a plate full of cicadas is not only nutritional but low in fat and high in protein as well.
Remember, when cicada hunting, however, try to capture the meatier female cicada population and if, by accident you over hunt, it is good to know, over in China, there is a way to use the cicada shells in traditional medicine.
(You may need to search out a medicine person specializing in cicada shell remedies if you plan to self-treat yourself with cicada meds. Just saying.)
Please, whatever you do, do NOT ask me to help you hunt for these bulging eyed, noisy and alien looking “tree crickets,“ because, up-close, these bugs look scary and did you know some cicadas are able to produce such high sounds, “enough to cause permanent hearing loss in humans should the cicada sing just outside the listener’s ear?” (Wikipedia: the go-to place for all your learning needs! )
Hey, remember to wear some earplugs when hunting. Okay?
Right on, then…let us all dig in…there is plenty of deep-fried, stir-fried and even a pizza cicada dishes to go around and for dessert, cicada candy, of course, and more than enough for this whole crowd! Yay!!
Why not, get close-up into the big bug world and Consider the cicada to be an important food source.
Now, enough on the cicada, close-up, what other bug dish did you bring to this simply charming bug potluck?
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