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No.014 Tomato spaghetti

Cooking time: 30 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This recipe introduces "Tomato Spaghetti" using tomato sauce.

Tomato sauce has an image of using many ingredients and simmering for a long time, but this time we will introduce a simple one that can be made quickly.

This recipe just adds grilus extract to this tomato sauce.
The umami of the tomato and the umami of the grilus extract create a synergistic effect that enhances the deliciousness!
You can enjoy tomato spaghetti with the refreshing scent of fresh basil and the gentle scent of garlic.


  • Gryllus extract
    3 tablespoons
  • spaghetti
  • Canned cut tomatoes (A)
    1 can
  • Garlic (A)
    1 piece
  • basil
    1 branch
  • extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Parmesan cheese
    moderate amount
  • salt (for boiling pasta)
    moderate amount

How to make

  • Add the grilus extract (A) to a pot and heat over medium heat.
  • Transfer ① to a frying pan and heat it up.
  • When the texture is to your liking, add the Parmesan cheese and mix well.

So crickets!

Grilus extract is a seasoning rich in umami.
The saltiness and flavor are well balanced, and when combined with the umami of tomatoes, the cricket's peculiarity is hardly felt.
What's more, despite being a liquid seasoning, about 20% of the whole is protein, so it can be used as a nutritional supplement.

The point of this recipe is the heat control when simmering tomatoes. The secret to its deliciousness is simmering it over low heat.
If fresh basil is not available, you can use dried herbs instead.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.