Eat Insects and Testicles at the World’s First Paleo Restaurant

Eat Insects and Testicles at the World’s First Paleo Restaurant


Lamb testicles are very
tasty, very tasty. They say your sperm
tastes of what you eat. I don’t know if this
is true in this case. These taste like a mix
between chicken and fish. I’m Boris, founder of
the Sauvage restaurant, the world’s first
Paleo restaurant. Today, I’ll be cooking
a unique 3-course meal. Using my favorite
Paleo ingredients. Lamb testicles, live
insects, and bone marrow. I’ve also invited some
friends over to taste the food. I’m excited to see
whether they’ll go through with it or not. The Paleo diet
is based on the hunter-gatherer
way of eating. It’s how humans used to
eat 10,000 years ago. This means a number of
products are forbidden. Grain products, dairy products, vegetable
oils, as well as all industrially produced
foods. They all don’t belong
in a Paleo diet. I’ll be cooking
three dishes today. First: roasted bone
marrow with sesame seed, sunflower seed and
mealworm crackers. Second: lamb testicles
on parsnip and celeriac. With larger mealworms. And third: a raw
biscuit with dates and figs with fermented
coconut yogurt. Here we have
the mealworms. These are large
mealworms, alive. Food of the future. Rich in protein,
full of healthy fats. I’ve got some dried
ones here as well. Smaller ones. They taste
like hazelnuts. Which is fitting for
desserts. Paleo is all about
nose-to-tail. Using every part
of the animal. So eating insects
just makes sense. There’s nothing
more nose-to-tail, than eating insects. Furthermore, insects
have a very interesting nutritional profile. And they require
far less water and energy to breed,
compared to cattle. Here we have a cow bone. These are dates, figs. Cocoa beans. And bee pollen. Coconut milk is a very
nice milk alternative. It burns body fat faster. We fermented it and
turned it into yogurt. Which amplifies
the coconut’s nutritional qualities. Fruit and vegetables. Parsnip, cauliflower and
celeriac. And, at last, we also
have the lamb testicles. It might look
a bit strange, but it tastes good. Right, let’s head
to the kitchen. We need to finely
grate the cauliflower. So we can use it raw in
the salad with thinly chopped shallots and
chopped parsley. A little lime juice. And garlic. And very mild olive oil. Salt and pepper. And the salad is done. In a bit, we’ll put the
bone marrow in the oven. As a side, we’ll not
only serve the salad, but also crackers. These are made from
sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and
the dried mealworms. For this you
need a mortar. Once you’ve mixed
everything, you just add
one eggwhite. You roll it
into shape and bake it into the oven,
at a low temperature. Now I’ll prepare
the lamb testicles. That’s always
a bit tricky. You need to make
a small cut. And then, you just press. This is the first
layer of skin. There’s a second layer. This one is more
difficult to remove. I feel like the bigger
ones are easier. So, this is it. Very, very tender meat. Now, you just portion it. We’ll use the size of
a scallop for reference. The reason why
the testicle meat doesn’t taste like sperm is
because the sperm is only produced here. One of the advantages of
the Paleo diet is that your sex drive
is improved. Your libido. You start to feel better,
look better and you have more energy. Of course, your sex appeal is
going to improve. Right, so now we’re
roasting the lamb testicles. You just toss them
in the pan for a couple of minutes. And then, they’re ready. Here we have
the large mealworms. It’s important that you
remove the dead ones. Because you don’t know
what they died of. What’s interesting about
these mealworms: you can feed them herbs or
apples, and they take on that flavor. Before you start
cooking with them, it’s important that you don’t
feed them for three days. That way the intestinal
tract is emptied naturally. After rinsing them, you dip them into
boiling water. Just briefly,
for two minutes. Then, transfer
them to a hot pan. Toss them for one minute
and they’re done. For us, eating insects
might be a bit unusual. But for
a majority of people, this is what’s on
the daily menu. As a main dish,
we have the parsnip with celeriac, the lamb
testicles, a lime and shallots relish and
a few of our mealworms. The third course will
be a raw biscuit, made from dried fruits, cocoa
beans and hazelnuts. And a few dried
mealworms. I’ll chop all
of this up now. Then, we need to
mix everything. Finally, toss it in
a pan for a moment. One serving. Make sure it’s firm. Coconut milk yogurt. And lastly,
the bee pollen. So, here are two good
friends of mine. This is Rodrigo,
co-founder of the Sauvage and head-chef at
the Sauvage in Neukolln. And Alex cooks at
the Sauvage in Prenzlauer Berg. Dig in. Mm. Here you have
lamb oysters. Well, this is actually
the first time I’ve tried worms and-. He once said to me he
would never eat an insect in his life. Mm!
I’ve been there, and now I’m, I’m converted. They’re really
delicious and they have, they have
a really nice texture. They’re very,
just like, and the flavor is
just like nuts? Yeah, it’s exactly
like nuts. Like nuts. It’s, it’s nuts.