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The caterpillar broth with its soft vegetables

The caterpillar broth with its soft veggies

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The caterpillar broth with its soft veggies
This recipe was inspired by the native community Shimabenzo, who lives in the Peruvian jungle. In Africa similar recipes are made with Shea caterpillars in Burkina Faso or Mopane worms in South Africa !
The caterpillar broth with its soft vegetables
Plat main dish
Cuisine Peruvian
Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Plat main dish
Cuisine Peruvian
Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
The caterpillar broth with its soft vegetables
Instructions
  1. Start by thoroughly washing the caterpillars
  2. After checking that caterpillars are clean and free of hairs, boil salt water in a saucepan and put them inside
  3. Cover the pan and let it cook over low heat for 10 minutes
  4. Cut separately the carrots, onions, tomatoes and yucas in small cubes
  5. Add the yucas and the onions and let it cook for 10 minutes more
  6. Then, add the carrots, tomatoes, and spices (salt, pepper, nutmeg), and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Your caterpillar broth is ready ! Serve it in a soup plate and taste the caterpillars alone or with rice, bread, pastas… Enjoy !
Recipe Notes

The washing step is really important, especially to take off hairs which could be allergen for some persons.

This recipe can be adapted according to tastes and imagination of each one, adding for example vegetables of your choice (cabbage, broccoli, parsnip, parsley, leek… ) and you favorite spices like curry, coconut, coriander…

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