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Cicadas are a delicacy in the city of Shanghai, China, where this creative recipe originated.Ingredients:
- rice wine
- mashed garlic
Boil the cicadas and anises in salted rice wine for five minutes, then remove the cicadas.
Sauté the mashed garlic, adding water and rice wine to make a paste.
Deep-fry the cicadas, then skewer them with bamboo picks.
Arrange them on a plate with the turnip greens, celery, and garlic paste to look like the cicadas are climbing out of a mud pie onto green foliage.