Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Desert Delicacy

"We simply deep-fry them in vegetable oil. Then they are ready to be eaten as a snack," Esther Daniel, who sells fried locusts in Maiduguri town, explains.

"We make a powder of salted hot chilli which we call yaji. You eat the locust by dipping it in the yaji."


"We eat them because they taste good and they are nutritious. In fact, they taste like shrimps," says Judith Passo, a self-confessed locust eater.

"The hind legs are the tastiest part. They are the ones that actually make people call the locusts 'desert shrimps'."

BBC News | In Pictures: Desert Shrimp

Why do I have a sudden craving for fried locusts?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the revamp!

Wed Jan 17, 08:46:00 pm 2007  

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