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Cherry Tomato, Mascarpone and Grasshopper Sauce

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Cherry tomato, mascarpone and grasshopper sauce

Packed full of fresh basil leaves, this creamy sauce is wonderful poured over fresh pasta and topped with cheese. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 494 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 grasshoppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 7 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 7 oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over a high heat. Once hot, add the grasshoppers, garlic and fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes and tomato puree and fry for about 5 min until the garlic has browned and the tomatoes are sizzling. 

  2. Next, add this mixture to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and whizz until smooth. 

  3. Pour the sauce into a pan over a low heat and bring back to a simmer before serving. 

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