GET RID OF YOUR PRECONCEPTIONS.
Insects are consumed by 80% of the population in Asia and South America. Finally, western countries are catching up and appreciating this healthy and sustainable superfood. Insects are not that odd, if you compare them with cheese mold, snails, frogs and oysters – do they look any better? Crickets are actually very similar anatomically to shrimps, and they have fantastic food properties. That’s why we made a pasta out of them! For example…
Cricket pasta is something completely new: a superfood containing 20% cricket flour. This unique innovation is part of the fast growing market of edible insects based food products. The pasta features an exceptional combination of nutritional values: including high levels of protein, non-dairy calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega fatty acids, due to the properties of the cricket flour.
It is the result of extensive research with multiple manufacturers. It’s a mix of cricket flour and wheat flour. Thanks to the cricket flour, the Cricket Pasta has a distinctive color and texture that is often compared to buckwheat or whole-wheat pasta and roasted almonds.
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We cooked it with squids, garlic, chive, kampot green pepper and green lime juice. It was absolutely delicious, my friends loved it! We’ll try it with other recipes soon.
I liked how it looked like whole wheat pasta and that it had a slightly different texture (softer) than regular flour pasta.
I sautéed a portion with olive oil & tomato sauce and topped with parmesan: the pasta absorbed the sauce very well, and it was very rich, delicious. Then I had a a portion with olive oil and tomato sauce, chili, spices & black olives and it was perfect as well. My wife and kids ate all of it, and they said they would eat it again.
Because of the nutty taste I paired it with a cream and mushroom sauce. It worked great. The pasta has a slight earthy effect that matches the mushroom taste perfectly. Apart from the nutritional properties, this pasta is simply good
The noodles tasted mild, with nothing weird going on, and had the proper firm, smooth texture, with no crunch unless prepared al dente. The insect content added intrigue.
The cricket pasta is delicious! I made it with tomato sauce last night, went down a treat.