What's for dinner? Bugs! (1 Viewer)

Jon

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I stumbled across a rather unusual cookery channel yesterday. Grubs, bugs, crickets, rats, spiders and other such delicacies are on the menu. I thought these people must be very poor, but apparently in Thailand they are a delicacy!


I've had snails and frogs legs while in France, but that is about as far as it goes.

What have you eaten that is a little out of the ordinary. What would you be prepared to eat?
 

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I've had snails, ostrich, hare, goat, baby octopus as part of a seafood salad, once available from Waitrose but now discontinued. Waitrose currently do pickled herring in a sweet piquant marinade, very nice!

Raw mushrooms with a dip.

Lemons pickled in brine, surprisingly nice...

Spanish chickpeas (garbanzos) they are wonderful flavoursome tender not like the UK tinned variety which are hard lumps of yuck!

I've recently found a shop in Basingstoke that supplies garbanzos!

I've also had herring raw, straight from the sea in Holland, whilst visiting a friend there. It was served in a disposable tray, with chopped onion and a disposable wooden fork.

When in Spain, I have Sepia, which is cuttlefish. I have found several sources of this in the UK, including the Basingstoke shop mentioned above.
 
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The closest I ever got to unusual food is alligator. Pretty bland.
 

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The closest I ever got to unusual food is alligator. Pretty bland.

Your comment reminds me that I would describe Ostrich as bland.

It's like lean steak in texture, but no where near as flavoursome. I'd prefer a steak any day ..
 

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