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Jul 27 12 10:18 AM
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I went out to Potter Marsh yesterday afternoon.There weren't nearly as many birds as the last few times I went.I did get some lucky shots of momma swallow feeding a dragonfly to a chick. This last one is cropped from the one above...I do believe momma was feeding dragonflies to the babies.
Jul 27 12 1:12 PM
Jul 27 12 2:21 PM
Lol, I think it prefers them without salt...at least until it tries them dipped in chocolate.
Jul 28 12 2:19 PM
Despite that beginning, a grown-up Lemann is the staff entomologist at the new Audubon Insectarium, which opens to the public Friday. Part of his job is opening minds -- and palates -- to one of the last culinary frontiers in America: entomophagy, the eating of insects.
"This is my most important tool when dealing with dragonflies," Lemann says, flourishing a pair of long tweezers. He is dressed in a custom chef's coat embroidered with colorful crickets, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles and caterpillars, standing behind two small skillets on a sophisticated cooktop. ("I'm not an executive chef, but I play one at work," he deadpans.)
He uses the tweezers to pick up one of the Eastern pondhawk dragonflies, members of the order of insects called Odonata, the most common dragonflies in south Louisiana. He and a colleague collected this batch of the bugs in the Manchac swamp.
"I treat them like fish," Lemann says, dipping the delicate insects, wings and all, in egg wash and then in Zatarain's seasoned fish fry. He has already sauteed mushroom slices in butter, and heated a bit of oil for the dragonfly flash-fry, which takes only seconds per side.
For serving, each fried dragonfly is perched atop a mushroom slice and drizzled with a bit of Lemann's own recipe for Dijon soy butter. This "Odonata hors d'oeuvre" does indeed taste a bit like soft-shell crab.
Jul 28 12 5:14 PM
Lmaoooooo!Ohhh Margie, that's too much.The first time I heard of people eating bugs regularly was when I was 9.My brother and I had gone to Hawaii to stay with family friends for a vacation.On the grocery store shelf there I saw chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers.Mind you, I've never tried them, and I'm not likely too unless I'm stranded in the woods and starving, lol.
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Jul 29 12 6:05 PM
Ty Teri, lol.It was neat to see it happening too.
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Aug 2 12 12:42 AM
Ty Paulo, Steve and Rich.Lol @ getting hungry Rich.
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