Tuesday, January 16, 2007

desert shrimp

In Nigeria’s far north-eastern Borno State,
man is biting back against the desert locust

“We simply deep-fry them in vegetable oil. Then they are ready to be eaten as a snack,” Mrs Daniel explains.

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

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

i would eat them