Earlier this month, our friend Emily at SciFabulous challenged her readers to a Geeky Food Contest. The idea was to create a recipe for a food in your favorite creative franchise universe. Well, I am into a lot of franchises and universes, but at my core, I’m a die hard trekkie (with a minor crush on Wil Wheaton!). I’m also a bit of a cook in my spare time. Therefore, I present to you today, not 1, not 2, but 4 recipes in three courses of a Klingon Feast! Now I present you with the Soj (food) for your ‘uQ (dinner). tIv! (Enjoy!)
For each item, I will show the picture of the food as seen on Star Trek from Memory Alpha
(the best Star Trek Wiki), the picture of my version, and the recipe.
English translation: Roasted red pepper hummus with radishes
Cook chickpeas or buy canned
Mix together in food processor:
1 cup chickpeas, cooked, drained
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
Pour into bowl
Remove greens from radishes and place into hummus sticking out the top
To eat, feel free to cut up the radishes and dip them in the hummus, yum! Also, healthy. You’ll find that with all my food, I’m kind of a healthy cook. It goes along with the exercise habits
. I found the colored radishes at the local farmer’s market and thought they looked just perfect!
English translation: Buckwheat Pasta with Marinara
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
Knead those together really, really, really well. Knead like you actually are a klingon. No really. When you think it’s soft enough, knead a bit more.
Roll out the dough thin and cut into strips
Use fork tines to make the worm-like segments
Boil pasta for 10-15 min (depending on thickness) until tender
I’m gluten-intolerant, meaning wheat flour makes me super-sick, so I have buckwheat around. I happened to notice it was just the right brownish ugly color for worms. Bad for pancakes, good for gagh! Although, less wriggly.
Top with your favorite marinara for a bloody appearance. Mine is crushed tomatoes cooked with processed garlic, onion, zucchini, yellow squash, and banana peppers.
English translation: Beef Heart
Okay, so here I didn’t get too creative, but I had to get my husband to actually eat it, and he’s a bit picky about his beef heart. I did totally buy from my Farmer’s Market a local, fresh, grass-fed, beef heart. I also cut it up and it was seriously bloody. If you are squeamish, don’t play with beef heart. Then I just baked it at 325F for about an hour. I served mine with gluten-free bread stuffing, so it didn’t look like heart while eating. Still, we ate heart. That’s cool, right?
English translation: Apricots with Balsamic Maple Sauce
Slice fresh apricots, I used 3
Sautee in 2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp real maple syrup (Mine was Massachusetts local, because you know, I can.)
Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and apricots are tender
I ate these just in the sauce, but they would be excellent over yogurt, cottage cheese, or ice cream.
Okay. That’s my Klingon Feast, Rokeg Blood Pie, Gagh, Heart of Targ, and Zilm’kach. Now. JaH vut tlhIH maj SoD! (Go cook yourselves some good food!)
What? I have to use my Klingon dictionary for something worthwhile, right?
What kinds of geeky food do you make? And don’t forget to enter SciFabulous’s contest if you do! It ends soon!