|Jardaloo ma murghi|
I tried to find the origin of jardaloo ma murghi and for once the ever reliable Wiki does not have an entry. Based on what I read from a few sites, I guess this is a Persian dish but available in India, or an Indian dish with Persian origins. Adding curry to dried apricots sounds like fusion.
Curried apricots sounds unappealing but the dish is really delicious. Apricots add slight sweetness, its not overly sweet. The recipe is available here.
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It seems like the insect eating idea may start to fly sooner than expected. Now the UN is pushing for it, saying that eating more insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. 100 grams of beef contains 27.4 grams of protein and 3.5mg of iron. The caterpillar, even though a much slower animal, is miles ahead with 28.2 grams of protein and 35.5 mg of iron. When compared with beef, grasshoppers and dung beetle have less protein but much more iron. Grasshoppers and dung beetle also contain calcium, which is not present in caterpillars and beef. So if you have calcium deficiency and don't want to drink large volumes of milk, eat grasshoppers and beetle.
A UN report notes that "insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint." As an example, crickets need 12 times less feed than cattle to produce the same amount of protein.
The whole BBC article (and I presume the UN report) focuses on technical details such as nutritional profile and feed conversion rates, and makes very little reference to taste. That surprises me, I think taste is important, especially if someone wants to promote a new ingredient. I’ve heard grasshoppers being compared with fries, crunchy and delicious. It sounds more appealing than saying 100 grams of grasshoppers contain 20.6 grams of protein.
Insects are probably less popular because people consider it yuck. Consider that in some parts of New England, it was forbidden by law to serve lobster to prison inmates more than once a week. And before the 19th century lobsters were consumer by widows, orphans, and servants ate lobster.
So this summer, instead of going fishing, go insecting, or do both.