Mopani Worm Quiche

Madora  also known as macimbi (or mopani worms) is a type of edible worm that is derived from a tree called Mupani in Zimbabwe. The worm is a local and traditional delicase. You can eat then as dried or cooked served with sadza.

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Mopani Worm Quiche
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Firstly, prepare short crust pastry, allow to rest briefly, then bake blind
  2. Meanwhile for the filling start by rinsing Mopani worms in cold water and clean away any foreign matter. Place in a pot with water and bring to the boil – cook for a couple of minutes to rehydrate. Strain and rinse again in cold water
  3. Heat the Zimgold cooking oil in a pan, then add Mopani worms and bacon – fry off until lightly browned and a little crispy. Add the chopped spring onions (reserving some of the greens for later) and cook until fragrant, then add tomato puree and cook out for a few seconds before adding fresh cherry tomatoes. Finally add half the cream, season to taste, and allow to reduce to coating consistency. Remove and cool slightly before adding the eggs, cheddar, flour, and remaining cream
  4. Put the filling into blind baked pastry shell and top with cubes of feta, some sliced tomatoes, and spring onion greens
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the filling is set and golden brown on top

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