Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
canker worm
North Carolina Canker Worm Sorbet
1 cup canker worms- toasted, this can be done in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes turning half way through, Canker worms should be gathered in the early spring before April 10th otherwise they become too large and tough. Be sure to remove all silk threads they use for dropping from the trees as these impart a bitter taste.
2 cups of tomato juice
1 egg white
1 tbsp of tomato paste
Juice of 2 limes
cup sugar
1 cup of water
6 tbsp minced basil leaves
Fresh basil leaves for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of Tabasco, if desired
3 oz Vodka

In a bowl, lightly beat the egg white.
Whisk in the tomato juice, tomato paste, canker worms, lemon juice, sugar, basil, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
Transfer the mixture to an ice-cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
Scoop the mixture into serving dishes and garnish with the canker worms and basil leaves.
Serve the sorbet with a dash of Vodka.

Recipe supplied by Kathryn Evans