No, not those annoying people who leap from their seats while the 'plane is still taxying up to the terminal.
Skyprawn is an Aussie neologism for "locust".
Funny, I was about to post this very thing :o): Nice spot KeithBeef :biggthump
You can cook them like prawns. And you can use grasshoppers too :wink:
By weight, termites,grubs, grasshoppers &c. are a better source of protein than beef, chicken, pork or lamb. They are also low in fat and cholesterol.1 And calorie-wise, the consumption of 1kg. of grasshoppers equals that of 11 hot dogs, 6 pizzas or 5 Big Macs!Couple of recipes:
This dish was discovered by William Dampier in 1687, while visiting the Bashee Islands (located between the Philippines and Taiwan). He described it in A New Voyage Round the World:
"They had another Dish made of a sort of Locusts, whose Bodies were about an Inch and an half long, and as thick as the top of one's little Finger; with large thin Wings, and long and small Legs. ... The Natives would go out with small Nets, and take a Quart at one sweep. When they had enough, they would carry them home, and parch them over the Fire in an earthen Pan; and then their Wings and Legs would fall off, and their Heads and Backs would turn red like boil'd Shrimps, being before brownish. Their Bodies being full, would eat very moist, their Heads would crackle in one's Teeth. I did once eat of this Dish, and liked it well enough...."
That part about the crispy heads sounds particularly appetizing, doesn't it?
Here's another locust recipe, this one developed by American pioneers. It's quoted from Calvin W. Schwabe's Unmentionable Cuisine (University Press of Virginia, 1979).
Locusts and grasshoppers are prepared for cooking by removing the wings, the small legs, and the distal portion of the hind legs. Then pull off the head, withdrawing any attached viscera.
Boil prepared Rocky Mountain locusts in salted water. Add assorted cut-up vegetables, butter, salt, and vinegar to the broth and cook until the vegetables are tender. Serve as a thick soup or over boiled rice as a main dish.
Apparently, modern gourmands have lost the taste for crunchy locust headsource: http://www.frogsonice.com/froggy/recipes.shtml