By Eric Scott

 

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All this week I've been sharing some delicious recipes for the "shrimp of the land," the nutritious and delicious cidada! You don't have to be gourmet to enjoy the nutty flavor of the Cicadomorpha Magicicada! Behold: the Simple Cicada. Here is a quick and easy main dish recipe that should take only minutes to prepare. Bon Apitit!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups blanched cicadas

Butter to sauté

Two cloves crushed garlic

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil, or to taste

Your favorite pasta

Directions:

1. Melt butter in sauté pan over medium heat.

2. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

3. Add basil and cicadas and continue cooking, turning down the heat if necessary, for 5 minutes or until the cicadas begin to look crispy and the basil is wilted.

4. Toss with pasta and olive oil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired.