Spicy Grasshoppers with Bean Sprouts


  • 100 grasshoppers
  • 350g bean sprouts
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 red chili finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Korean chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Fresh coriander¬†

Cooking Times

  • Prep Time : 5mins
  • Cooking Time : 15mins


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees whilst you prepare the grasshoppers. To do this remove the legs and wings and place in a bowl with one teaspoon of sesame oil, making sure all of the grasshoppers are coated.

Place the grasshoppers on a baking tray and dry roast for 8 minutes. Take care not to overcook as they will burn easily.

Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a wok and add in the bean sprouts, spring onions and chili powder. Cook on a high heat for three minutes before adding in the dry roasted grasshoppers and black sesame seeds.

Cook for a further thirty seconds, ensuring everything is tossed together. Garnish with the fresh chili and coriander and serve.

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