Oh the dangers of being both a food and sci-fi geek! I recently brought the two together in my kitchen.
I found out there was such a thing as the The Star Trek Cookbook and not only that, it was available at my library! In just over a week it was in my geeky hands ready for my kitchen!
The cookbook is supposedly written from Voyager’s Neelix’s perspective so there are numerous references to characters and their favourite recipes of that time period which includes Deep Space 9 but it does try and cover a lot of the Star Trek universe.
“Blood pie is a staple among the Klingons… I learned to make the dish from the Starfleet logs and prepared my own creation specially for B’Elanna.” A much more edible way to eat such a ghastly idea for a recipe! Instead of pie, I turned mine into tarts.
You will need 8 oz of cherry pie filling which turns out to be around 1 cup.
You were supposed to add a pound of cranberries to a food processor but I just used what I had left in the freezer since they are hard to find this time of year. Make sure they are defrosted.
You want them all nicely broken up.
Put the pie filling, cranberries, 1 cup of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup red grape juice and 1/2 cup sugar into a medium sauce pan.
Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and then let simmer for 15 minutes.
Divide into pastry shells. Apply an egg wash to the rim and cover with another shell. Pinch together. Pierce the top with a fork and baked in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes or until the crust turns golden.
“Serve red, runny, and piping hot.”
This was a fun concept of a recipe, made for people who don’t know the first thing about baking, but was so store-bought we did not enjoy them a great deal. Tonight I take on Gagh with Yamok sauce, the only food that both Klingons and Cardassians enjoy.
That recipe is also very store-bought so I think I will stop there but I will say, this cookbook is fun and totally hysterical. More of a fun read than recipe suggestions, Star Trek fans will love it.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Any recipes from Vulcan?
Suzie, I gotta hand it to you, never a dull moment in your kitchen. These are awesome looking even if they’re not totally homemade. They do look very bloody and Star Trekky, it’s definitely a fun post today!
Suzie Ridler says
Oh yes, I am sure they were but the book was due and had to take it back. Reg knows a recipe for Romulan ale. It’s Alcool and Blue Curacao. Not quite Volcan but a little closer than Klingon food.
Ava, thank you! I am always having fun in the kitchen and am happy to share. Thanks for the feedback, it means so much to me! Was worried I would scare some people off. If this didn’t do it the creepy noodle dish will, LOL.
Foodie Frannie says
Love it Suzie! I have to look for that book myself now. It may be mostly store bought but we could probably addapt to make it more home made. I wasn’t big on DS9 but I think I’ve seen every Voyager and Next Gen ever made. I still watch them when nothing else is on. lol I still remember all the casts favourite drinks from Next Gen but it will be funny to see Neelix’s recipes. Thanks for sharing and Qapla’!
Suzie Ridler says
OMG Fran! How did I not know you are a Trekkie?! Next Gen is my favourite too! Reg loves all of them, except for the last one which sucked. All the rest he thinks rocks. Qapla to you too and happy Summer Solstice!
fantastic!! always looking for another tart!
love putting another shell on top and that’s one of those things that makes me say to myself …”why didn’t I think of that!!”
ps … lovely eyes popping up over that book. so right and full of whee!
Noob at the Games says
Next challenge: http://www.amazon.com/Wookiee-Cookies-Star-Wars-Cookbook/dp/0811821846
Suzie Ridler says
Gayle, the tarts did come together but don’t forget the egg wash! So glad you liked the self-portrait. Was hesitant to add that to the post, LOL.
Noob, OMG a Star Wars Cookbook! And my library carries it! I am now sixth in line for it. Thank you!
Okay, now I want to go find that cookbook. And the Star Wars one. That just looks like too much fun.
That’s so cool. I can definitely impress my geek boyfriend with that :X
Shannon Riley says
Looks amazing! 😀
Lol – I think we have to meet some day…you share my sense of whimsy – or do I share yours? My favorite recipe for beff stroganoff came from the orginial Star Trek Cookbook published in the late 70’s or early 80’s. It was supposed to be Janice Rand’s collection (she of the high heeled boots and mile high braided hair) that she got by interviewing the crew. This was supposed to be Chekov’s family recipe….
One of my good friends lives in Vulcan Alberta and gave me a pair of Vulcan ears that I treasure still.