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Sunra
05-16-2013, 12:24 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9ueUzhpbxhs/UZUMCdfLIeI/AAAAAAAABz8/Y26mAQLNB7E/w575-h298-no/cicadas_lara_warman_575.jpg

Cicada pupa fried and served on a stick! High Protein Low Fat Health Food Yum Yum!
Need more recipes? here ya go!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz3dqVKLZ_AFZEkwZEhaenhJU3M/edit?usp=sharing

landarc
05-16-2013, 12:26 PM
ban?

fantomlord
05-16-2013, 12:30 PM
so what IT do you need to take cicada pupa to?:noidea:

and those look awfully good...for you to eat. I'll pass :wacko:

basuraman
05-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Saw something on that on No Reservations. Not my cup of tea.

BobM
05-16-2013, 12:56 PM
:cop:

deguerre
05-16-2013, 12:59 PM
Actually there was a news story a few days ago that said Americans SHOULD include more incects in their diet. It was on the local NBC affiliate but I can't remember if it was the local or national news.

deguerre
05-16-2013, 01:02 PM
But here's my reaction: :puke:

jimstocks53
05-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Hey! Every can of processed food has at least SOME permissible insect parts per billion - we ALREADY eat insects.

deguerre
05-16-2013, 01:09 PM
Hey! Every can of processed food has at least SOME permissible insect parts per billion - we ALREADY eat insects.

Isn't it like 5% "foreign matter" allowed?

John Bowen
05-16-2013, 01:49 PM
A fellow would have to be pretty hungy to try one of those. No thank you I will pass.

CharredApron
05-16-2013, 02:59 PM
But here's my reaction: :puke:
I've heard "Insects is best" Kinda like kissin cousins

Teltum
05-16-2013, 03:34 PM
Okay, I'll bite.

I am pretty sure a little mustard (to help the rub stick), brown sugar and paprika. I would think to add maybe a little onion and garlic powder. I don't know if this would be better with a fruit wood or mesquet. I think I would go hickory for the first time. I probably wouldn't brine them... I would use a water pan to try and prevent them from overdrying. I think I would nip the heads off or shove a skewer through their faces. These would for sure be skewered cooked over very low heat (200-225) since they are so little I may only cook them 15-20 mins, I don't think that I could get a good smoke ring in these lil guys to save my life.

Fark that, too much work for bugs.

Gilstarr
05-16-2013, 03:54 PM
No thanks here too.. :roll:

williamj
05-16-2013, 04:20 PM
I'll pass too....land shrimp? :confused:

stephan
05-16-2013, 04:24 PM
I dont know, I might give it a try as long as its cooked. But really what does it taste like?

dwfisk
05-16-2013, 04:28 PM
Give Andrew Zimmer a shout out, you will make national TV!

deepsouth
05-16-2013, 04:31 PM
sure, why not. you guys are wusses.

:laugh:

dbq
05-16-2013, 05:05 PM
Needs a bacon wrap. :razz:

MS2SB
05-16-2013, 05:30 PM
I'll bite. How are these any more gross than a crawfish?

Teltum
05-16-2013, 06:15 PM
Dbq for the win. Brown sugar on em and a bacon wrap.

Moose
05-16-2013, 06:19 PM
This thread belongs in WP.

Pyle's BBQ
05-16-2013, 08:18 PM
I dont know, I might give it a try as long as its cooked. But really what does it taste like?

Chicken, of course.:shock:

JohnHB
05-16-2013, 08:23 PM
You wusses sound like a bunch of kids. You need to try before you knock (criticise).
I like deep fried grasshoppers and have had them many times in Thailand - they are crunchy and have nutty flavour. In Australia I have tried and enjoyed witchetty grubs a number of different ways including roasted, crushed and served in a soup.
John

dadsr4
05-16-2013, 11:00 PM
"Conn. chef set to feast on cicadas during invasion "
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_CICADA_CHEF?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-15-11-19-25

rustypouch
05-16-2013, 11:07 PM
Hey! Every can of processed food has at least SOME permissible insect parts per billion - we ALREADY eat insects.

How much depends on the food. There's the details.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/SanitationTransportation/ucm056174.htm

RevZiLLa
05-16-2013, 11:39 PM
I would try them, but probably be gagging the whole time. If they tasted good, I would try some more. The problem is that, if I liked them, they would be pretty much unavailable for 17 years...

Rustys BBQ
05-17-2013, 02:55 AM
Anyone who has rode a motorcycle has had a mouth full of bugs.

FormulatedFire
05-17-2013, 08:30 AM
Just another reminder of why I shouldn't eat breakfast at the computer.

Considering the 17 year Cicada's are poised to invade the east coast any day now you'll have plenty of meat for your BBQ.

Teltum
05-17-2013, 08:55 AM
Rusty is spot on. One of my best culanary surprises was riding on my bike I got a bug in my mouth. It was sweet like a peach.

Can bugs be Q is the real question that needs answered here before we banish this to the WP. I am willing to say, I am devided, I proposed a perfectly plausable method to make Q of these little bugs, Q is the low and slow method to cook most all of critters of this planet. But bugs by nature do not react well to heat (have a tendancy to pop when "cooked" over a lighter.) And us westerners have a strong aversion to insects, but there are chutneys out there made of ground ants and are considered some of the WORLDS BEST.

So as a community we have to make the call if it is plausable someone may be able to Q these little bugs. I am not going to go so far as to call this TRADITIONAL BBQ but since I am sure it can be done and get some good flavor, I can't say this thread deserves to be WP'ed. Are there posts of questionable quality thinking this was a troll, sure, but the core got some of us thinking about what Q is and can be.

At this point I think I will try and bring the Q to these little bugs because I may not live long enough to see the next ones come round and go I heard these were tasty last time round.

deguerre
05-17-2013, 09:00 AM
Bugger that...

code3rrt
05-17-2013, 11:13 AM
More of a cultural thing I'm sure. I'm not sure if I could bring myself to eat one "knowing" what they are. But they look good in the pic, if someone said "here, give this a try" I might give it a go, not "knowing" what it really was..........and then who knows?

OR..........after enough beer........:wacko:

KC

SmokyWoodturner
05-17-2013, 11:25 AM
I'm adventurous somewhat but there are limits and this goes beyond it. We are supposed to get some of them soon. You can come here and help yourself to my share!!!

Mark
05-17-2013, 12:49 PM
No thanks. I've got rat on a stick.

RevZiLLa
05-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Those rats should be pretty good because they eat insects

SweetBlue
05-17-2013, 09:40 PM
ban?

Utterly hilarious.

Seriously though, I would love to try these if prepared by someone other than myself or a hipster.

Can you describe the texture and taste?

criffaaa1
05-17-2013, 10:04 PM
I'd try em hell I'll try anything once and if I don't like won't touch it again. they do look nasty as fark though.

Titch
05-18-2013, 04:45 AM
We eat Witchetty grubs so why not, better than cattle balls I would suggest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OnhXI9ju-V0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OnhXI9ju-V0#t=56s

Sunra
05-18-2013, 03:15 PM
I see no reason that this post should be in the WP. I've seen others post pics of hamburgers, hotdogs and veggies. None of which can be considered BBQ either. The land shrimp are cooked over charcoal thus it should be no issues with Qtalk were burgers moved to the wood pile? Come on guys have an open mind. Food is food.

Moose
05-18-2013, 03:21 PM
I see no reason that this post should be in the WP. I've seen others post pics of hamburgers, hotdogs and veggies. None of which can be considered BBQ either. The land shrimp are cooked over charcoal thus it should be no issues with Qtalk were burgers moved to the wood pile? Come on guys have an open mind. Food is food.

I'm assuming you were referring to my post. I added a smiley to my comment, but somehow it didn't show up. My suggestion about belonging in WP had far more to do with the subsequent off color comments than it was about your post, if that makes any sense. :nod:

Sunra
05-18-2013, 03:32 PM
I'm assuming you were referring to my post. I added a smiley to my comment, but somehow it didn't show up. My suggestion about belonging in WP had far more to do with the subsequent off color comments than it was about your post, if that makes any sense. :nod:
No problem it was posted to see everyone's reaction. I've actually had food in restaurants that was not as good as these bugs lol. :becky:

Moose
05-18-2013, 03:44 PM
I'm dying to ask - do they actually taste kind of like shrimp?

Sunra
05-18-2013, 04:21 PM
I'm dying to ask - do they actually taste kind of like shrimp?
Kind of but More of nutty flavor

dwfisk
05-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Hell, I thought they looked like bacon wrapped something on a stick, I'd eat one, even before my 2 fingers of WildTurkey:wink:

Johnny_Crunch
05-18-2013, 05:44 PM
Not a chance. Now redeem yourself with a helpful post about real food. :razz:

BoDean
05-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Looks good. I would try it. Might be good.