Competition: [Shadow Feast] The Banquet Table

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[Shadow Feast] The Banquet Table

A feast is not a feast without food and drink! Describe one Star Wars-centric food item and one drink consumed by and/or created by your character for the Shadow Feast.

Entries for both food and drink should include:
* a description of the item,
* a list of ingredients and
* instructions on how to prepare it.

You may optionally include details about the origin, side effects, etc.

You will be judged on completeness (all steps for both a food and a drink), originality, adherence to the Star Wars-universe and overall entertainment value.

You will receive 1 point for participation in this competition. The top three participants will earn additional 5, 4 and 3 points respectively.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Shadow Feast
Organized by
Warlord Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae, Augur Xantros
Running time
2020-01-06 until 2020-01-20 (15 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Other
Awards
Third Level Crescents
Participants
14 subscribers, of which 5 have participated.
Results
Member
Warlord Bentre Sadow
Textual submission

PALP'S SEAFOOD SURPRISE:

Do you know what my favorite dish is whenever you need to wind down? Have pesky rebels started busting up your empire's superweapons or military operations? Have the rigors of keeping multi-system relationships left you feeling drained and lethargic? If so, then do I have a recipe for this. This recipe is for my very own, patented "Uncle Palp's Seafood Surprise!" Now, who is Uncle Palps? What is the surprise? Well, it might not be as shocking as you think.

So first off, you are going to need rum. And I don't mean just a little bit of rum. This isn't a teen party on Coruscant, lads and lasses. No, you are going to need at least three kegs to even get started. You know, no, make it four. After all, a bit of drink helps the meal prep to pass more pleasantly.

My recipe is pretty simple. So you need three kegs of the finest whiskey you can find. I prefer the Corellian Whiskey, but if you don't have something nice like a bottle of Whyren's Reserve, then I suppose that any old swill will do, but sometimes you have to treat yourself after losing a Star Destroyer, a Vendetta, or maybe just your temper.

1. See, you are going to start with some flour. Now I like to grind some Nubian pom petals into a fine flour, but if you prefer store bought, more power to you. You are going to mix some simple seasonings like Kuati sea salt, some paprika and garlic (preferably nabbed from the cabinets of an Elder because, why not) and a splash of whiskey. Or better yet, a couple of splashes of whiskey. In fact, if you should splash some into your glass, take some time to drink between whisking the mixture together! If you add too much whiskey, add some flour and seasonings until you get something gooey, and sticky like breakfast cake batter.

2. Take a visit to that Elder's pantry and liberate a bit of oil. You are going to need to pour a bit into your saucepan, leaving it plenty hot. Oh, I forgot to tell you how much? Well, just trust the Force and do what feels right.

3. Take your strips of Mon Calamari, and lay them in your batter, turning them around until they are liberally coated. Shake off a bit of that excess batter before you lower it into the oil. Hold that sucker just under the oil to let some of your rage simmer out as the food cooks. You will feel better, and your food will cook better! In fact, feel free to drop that battered bit after that moment of rage. That should (probably) be just the right amount of time to allow it to cook well.

4. After a few minutes, your fried Seafood treats should be finished. Take a utensil to ensure that the meat has been cooked to satisfaction, and then pull it out of the oil and lay upon a cloth to pat dry your Seafood Surpise.

5. Serve with whiskey and tartar sauce.

6. Share with your fellows and make sure not to give away the surprise: that you won't have any more problems with those pesky rebels!

Now, is the time that I list those ingredients:

* Oil (whatever feels right) taken from an Elder's cabinet
* Kuati seasalt
* paprika
* garlic
* 4 kegs of Whiskey
* "some" Mon Calamari - a couple of pounds per serving should suffice!

This recipe is a combination of an old family (read my mother made this when I was a kid) recipe that I added a bit of a Dark Side twist to after a Rite of Supremacy some time ago that we may or may not have placed in.

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REACTOR FUEL:

As for a drink to go with that food, well that is a bit simpler than you might think. However, if (lots) of whiskey is not to your taste to accompany some Palp's Seafood Surprise, you can always throw together some Reactor Fuel. Now, the ingredients for Reactor are pretty simple:

* 1 pint grog
* 2 liters brandy
* 1 pint rum
* 3 cups whiskey
* 1 cup of tomato juice
* 3 glasses of Alderaanian wine
* no less than 17 ice cubes (per serving)
* so really, just have tons of ice
* 5 cups hot sauce
* 2 cups citrus juice

Directions:

1. fill a very large vat with the grog
2. heat the vat to a nice glowing warmth
3. throw in the brandy
4. follow with rum, then whiskey
5. stir for two minutes
6. throw in the hot sauce and the citrus juice
7. keep stirring
8. do a little jig and spin a little rhyme
9. put in your tomato juice, you might finish in time
10. stir the mixture
11. let cool
12. serve with at least the above specified number of ice cubes per stein
13. enjoy!

The story behind Reactor Fuel is not so fun as the one behind Uncle Palp's. That stuff was the result of an experiment with my Bottle of Sadow!

Placement
1st place
Member
Lieutenant Colonel Essik Lyccane
Submission
Lieutenant Colonel Essik Lyccane opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
2nd place
Member
Warden Celevon Werd'la
Textual submission

1. Sonic Screwdriver (Lothol Vodka, raspberry liquor [added real raspberries and juice], orange juice and a pineapple straw-spear. Garnished with roasted apple-honey-cinnamon slice. If desired, a small dose of spice added for that extra kick to get the party mood started.)
2. Naboo-style Grilled Porg (Porg, Blackberry, mustard & spice blend rub [garlic, horseradish, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary ground together in pestle] and fresh green salad with roasted apple spice (cinnamon and honey glaze) slices.

Placement
3rd place
Member
Colonel Mauro Wynter
Textual submission

Bantha Stew

Ingredients: cubed Bantha meat, salt, water

Steps: Cube the bantha meat into the desired size and texture. Let it soak overnight in a broth of salt and water until the meat becomes tender. Boil the water until the broth boils off.

Placement
No placement
Member
Savant Riverche
File submission
Riverche_BanquetTable.pdf
Textual submission

Bantha Steak (Served at Jun Seros’ diner in Mos Eisley)
(Looks similar to a rib-eye steak)

1 Bantha Steak per person, 1 to 1 ½ inch thick
2 Tablespoons Oil
Salt and Pepper
Cast Iron Skillet

Blot steak dry with towel
Let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes
Place oven rack 6 to 8 inches below the broiler, preheat on broil, about 500 to 550 degrees
Heat skillet under broiler for 10 to 20 minutes
Evenly coat Steak with oil on both sides
Salt and pepper both sides
Turn stove to high
Transfer skillet from oven to stove
Place the steak in the center of the skillet
Sear each side for 30 seconds.
Place the skillet with the steak in the oven for 2 minutes
Flip steak. Cook another 2 minutes for medium rare.
For medium steak, add another 2 minutes to oven time
Transfer steak to cutting board.
Tent it with foil for 5 minutes
Plate and top with your choice of toppings.

Baked Tuber (A plant grown on Lothal and in the Dune Sea on Tatooine)
(Baked Potato with sour cream and chives)

1 Tuber per person
Oil
Salt
Pepper
Sour Cream
Butter
Chives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Generously pierce the Tuber.
Rub with oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place the Tuber gently in the oven.
Roast for about 60 to 75 minutes until very soft when squeezed
Cut open the Tuber.
Top with butter, sour cream and Chives.

Zoochberry Cream (commonly served at Imperial Functions)
(Strawberry Cream with rum)

2 parts Rum of Choice
½ part milk of choice
1 Cup Frozen Zoochberries
1 Scoop Ice Cream
Zoochberry Syrup
Whipped Cream

In a mixer, mix all of the ingredients, except the syrup, until smooth.
In a hurricane glass, make a swirl using the syrup.
Pour the mixture from the mixer into the glass. Keeping the swirl looking good.
Top with whipped cream and a Zoochberry.

Placement
No placement