How to Eat Scorpions

Scorpions may not sound like an ideal food, but this scorpion soup is great as an appetizer or main course. Try it with a Chinese beer for a taste that will surprise you.


  • : Do not eat this soup if you are allergic to shellfish.
  • Step 1: Heat oil Start your scorpion soup by heating the oil in a large wok.
  • Step 2: Add scorpions Add the scorpions and stir-fry for 20 seconds.
  • TIP: Canned and frozen scorpions are available through online retailers.
  • Step 3: Add garlic, pork, salt, pepper Add the garlic, pork, salt, and pepper. Stir fry briefly.
  • Step 4: Add water and remaining ingredients Add the water, ginger, dates, red berries, and carrot.
  • Step 5: Simmer on low Simmer on low heat for 40 minutes. Remove the tip of the tail with a pair of scissors before eating the scorpion.
  • FACT: Scorpions are fluorescent under ultraviolet light.

You Will Need

  • u00bd c. vegetable oil
  • 30-40 scorpions
  • washed
  • 1 large garlic bulb
  • crushed
  • u00bc lb. fresh pork
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 c. water
  • 3 cm. fresh ginger root chopped
  • 1 handful dried Chinese dates
  • 1 handful Chinese red berries
  • 1 large carrot
  • sliced
  • Wok
  • Scissors

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