Last week, I challenged you to order a free sample of our Thinksect Cricket Powder and create something with it. So to put the powder where my mouth is, the fam whipped up a simple cricket-enhanced dinner to show you just how fun and easy it is to incorporate cricket powder into the kitchen.
Incorporating cricket powder in your kitchen:
Adding it to foods
Cricket powder is a simple and versatile ingredient that’s nearly impossible to go wrong with. Since it’s mostly protein, fiber and fat it has a similar consistency to coconut flour or almond flour. For this reason, you cannot substitute cricket powder for grain-based flours at a 1:1 ratio. When baking, you generally want to substitute 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup cricket powder for 1 cup grain-based flour.
It has a subtle peanuty taste, but mostly absorbs the flavors of whatever you’re cooking it with—much like tofu or tempeh. So whether you’re baking, cooking, blending or snorting (not recommended), let loose and go wild!
A pure, single ingredient superfood!
Caution: depending on diet, crickets may have a shellfish and peanut allergen.
Thinksect Cricket Flour crickets are fed with a high-quality multiple components blend that’s been specially developed for breeding crickets which including fish meal, rice, lacuna leaf, peanut, corn, sunflower, coconut, molasses, calcium carbonate, salt and minerals.
Free from gluten and alterations.
Without further a due, here are the two cricket powder enhanced recipes as seen in the video above:
- 1/4 cup of cricket powder
- 10 ounces of cream of chicken soup
- 3/4 cup of rice
- 1 1/3 cup of water
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 cup of frozen corn
- 1 cup of chopped green beans
- 1lb of chicken or whole crickets
- Preheat oven to 375 degree
- Throw everything in an 8×8 oven dish
- Layer the top with the chicken/whole crickets
- Bake for 1 hour
- Sprinkle cheese (broil to crisp the cheese)
- 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/8 cup of honey
- 1 heaping tablespoon of cricket powder
- Wisp it all together
- Glop it on your salad
- Enjoy your protein-enhanced dressing
Your turn! A future food is in your hands.
What could you do with it? Order a free sample of cricket flour and show me.
The growing potential for edible insects is exciting! When we start fusing this prehistoric food source with the latest food technologies, the options are endless.