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Crunchy curried tempura grasshoppers are the insect-based fries of your dreams...but you'll never know until you try them.

Insects are the trendy, sustainable way to get your protein. We’d say “new,” but we’re way behind on the bugs-for-protein trail, and it’s time to catch up! Hone your entomophagy skills with Shami Radia and Neil Whippey, cofounders of Grub — a company that sells high-quality bugs ready to be used in cooking or eaten alone  and leave your Fear Factor–rooted apprehension at the door. 

People call grasshoppers the prawns of the sky! This is a play on that idea, and it’s become one of the most popular dishes at Grub’s pop-up restaurants. As well as being slightly shrimpy, grasshoppers have a gorgeous nutty flavor, and this lightly curried tempura batter draws it out beautifully. Garnish with thinly sliced long red chilies and dip in sweet chili sauce as a starter.

Reprinted with permission from Eat Grub