Cover image for Star Trek cookbook
Star Trek cookbook
Phillips, Ethan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xviii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Title Subject:
Subject Term:
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Star trek.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TX715 .P555 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



A fun, easy to use, and indispensable guide to the food of the stars: The Star Trek Cookbook !

Is there one food that humans, Klingons, Bajorans, and Vulcans would like? If so, what would it taste like? How would you prepare it? Could you find all the ingredients locally?

This is the task that faces Neelix, chef for the U.S.S. Voyager(tm), every time he takes on the challenge of trying to feed its crew of 140 food critics. But over the course of their journey, Neelix's learned a few tricks of the trade. He had to, just as a matter of self-preservation.

Ethan Phillips, in the persona of Neelix, and William J. Birnes, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Day After Roswell, throw wide the vaults of interstellar haute cuisine, revealing for the first time the secret preparation techniques behind all those exotic dishes and drinks. The favorite foods of characters from every Star Trek series and movie are here, all adapted for easy use in twentieth-century kitchens. The Star Trek Cookbook also features a complete guide for whipping up the all the drinks served at Quark's.

Author Notes

William J. Birnes is an author and longtime Star Trek Fan.

(Bowker Author Biography)



From Chapter One: The Crew of the U.S.S. Voyager Chief Cook and Morale Officer Straightening out what would become my galley and organizing the pots, pans, and various utensils, I knew that I must take Captain Janeway's admonitions to heart. I would be assiduous in my assignment. The crew's needs were my needs. I would live to serve -- meals, that is. But before I could begin preparing the dishes the crew would love, I needed to understand more about them, about what they liked to eat. So I decided to conduct a series of interviews, a kind of "away mission" to each crew member's palate. On this journey I came to learn many things, not only about the crew's tastes in food and things like traditional holiday meals and the concept of comfort food, but also about the crew as individuals. They shared with me their hobbies and hopes, their peccadilloes and pet peeves, their noble and varied reasons for being in Starfleet or the Maquis, and a little more than I wanted to know about different gastrointestinal ailments. It was an illuminating experience that I would later draw upon in many ways. As a chef, I could surprise them with a taste of home tucked away inside some alien morsel. And as morale officer, I now knew a little bit more about them, which would help me reach out in a personal way when they needed support and kindness. All in all, it was an inspiriting, stimulating, and very productive mission. Garret Wang's Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes My character, Ensign Kim, loves twentieth-century Earth cuisine. It's fortunate for me that I like it, too. This is one of my favorite recipes because it combines my favorite spinach rotelle with sun-dried tomatoes (I like the imported kind for a treat every once in a blue moon) and fresh chicken breasts. This is a light dish that also makes a great luncheon entreé on a buffet table. Serves approximately four. 1 16-ounce package spinach or multicolored rotelle pasta (largest size) 2 to 3 boneless chicken breasts (skinless is optional) 16 ounces pesto sauce (packaged, from the refrigerator section of supermarket) 6-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 3 cloves garlic, crushed salt and pepper to taste grated Romano cheese, if desired While pasta is cooking in boiling water, slice chicken breasts into long bite-sized pieces. Coat the cooking surface of a 12-inch skillet with olive oil, add garlic powder or crushed garlic cloves, and heat. When pasta is done, drain and set aside. Cook sliced chicken in the olive oil and garlic over medium heat, turning frequently until chicken pieces just turn brown. Do not burn. Drain sun-dried tomatoes and slice into thin lengthwise pieces. Combine pasta, cooked chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto sauce in a large mixing bowl or salad bowl. Toss thoroughly, cover lightly, and place in refrigerator. Serve well chilled. You may add some more olive oil and Romano cheese. This dish goes very well with a pinot grigio or Soave. Ensign Kim's Rice Noodles in Milk It didn't take me long to figure out that Ensign Kim is more of a nosher than an eater, but he goes for this dish in a big way. The noodles I use are actually slivered and pressed wokky intestines, and the "milk" is sap from the Pyrinthian blacto weed. Mr. Kim is not aware of this. In your galley, you can prepare a 16-ounce package of store-bought rice noodles from the Asian-foods section of your supermarket or any Asian-foods specialty store according to the package instructions. Drain, remove the portion you want to use, then refrigerate the rest. In a microwavable bowl, add the noodles you want to use, enough milk (skim, reduced fat, or whole) to cover the noodles completely, a small pat of butter (optional), and maybe a dash of garlic salt, and heat on high in your microwave for a minute. Test to see if it is heated through, and if not heat for another 15 seconds, making sure that the milk doesn't boil over or form a skin. You can also serve with cinnamon instead of garlic salt. Moo-Goo Ngow Another recipe I prepare for Harry is Moo-Goo Ngow, my variation of a traditional Asian dish. 1 minced garlic clove 3 tablespoons cooking oil 1 1/2 pounds round steak, cut in small pieces 3 tablespoons chopped onion 1 1/2 cups beef bouillon 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 5 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons water Heat the oil in a large frying pan or, better, a wok or electric wok, until it's hot; then add garlic. Reduce heat and sauté about 2 minutes. Remove garlic. Add the steak and onion and sauté over an easy flame, stirring constantly until the meat is brown. Add the broth and mushrooms, and cook gently for 10 minutes. Make a thin paste by combining the soy sauce, water, and cornstarch; let it thicken for about a minute, then pour it over the stir-fried meat and mix it in. Keep stirring until the liquid thickens up. Serve meat and sauce over rice. Serves 4. Wow! Copyright © 1999 by Paramount Pictures Excerpted from Star Trek Cookbook by Ethan Phillips, William J. Birnes All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
1 The Crew of the U.S.S. Voyagerp. 1
Ensign Harry Kimp. 3
Garret Wang's Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoesp. 4
Ensign Kim's Rice Noodles in Milkp. 5
Moo-Goo Ngowp. 5
Meadp. 6
Terran Pasta with Clam Saucep. 7
Vulcan Mocha Ice Creamp. 9
Commander Chakotayp. 10
Robert Beltran's Chicken or Turkey Molep. 11
Angla'bosquep. 12
Maquis Breakfast Barsp. 14
Talaxian Mushroom Soupp. 15
Lieutenant Tom Parisp. 17
Robert Duncan McNeill's Mother-In-Law Kuglep. 18
Pilot's Quick Pizzap. 19
Gyronian Meat Loaf a la Parisp. 20
Andoran Oatmeal Cookiesp. 21
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torresp. 23
Roxann Dawson's Klingon Green Beans and Walnutsp. 24
Gaghp. 25
Heart of Targp. 26
Rokeg Blood Pie a la Neelixp. 28
Seven of Ninep. 29
Jeri Ryan's "Seven of Nine Steamed Chadre Kab"p. 30
Jeri Ryan's Wild Mushroom Soupp. 30
Borg Tricorder Piep. 31
Chadre Kab a la Neelix or Seven of Nine's Steamed Vegetablesp. 32
The Doctorp. 34
Picardo's Pennep. 35
Hrothgar's Leg of Elkp. 36
Kesp. 37
Jennifer's Good-Karma Lemon Lentil Soupp. 38
Jennifer Lien's Potato Saladp. 39
Ocampan Potato Saladp. 40
Hatanap. 41
Varmeliate Fiber or Talaxian Turnip Stewp. 42
Jimbalian Fudge Cakep. 43
Mr. Tuvokp. 45
Tim Russ's "Tuvok's Quick Red Sauce Primavera"p. 46
Tim's Special Scrambled Eggsp. 47
Plomeek Soup a la Neelixp. 47
Captain Janewayp. 49
Kate Mulgrew's Pork Tenderloinp. 50
Strawberries and Creamp. 51
Talsa Root Soupp. 52
Welsh Rarebitp. 53
Asparagus with Hollandaise Saucep. 54
Darvot Frittersp. 55
Alan Sims on Voyager Food Propsp. 56
Blood Piesp. 56
Dried Fish or Other Sea Animalsp. 57
Using Wrapping Paper for Special FXp. 58
Heart of Targp. 59
Gaghp. 59
Beveragesp. 60
Finger Vegetablesp. 60
Plomeek Soupp. 61
Alfarian Hair Pastap. 61
Jimbalian Fudge Cakep. 61
Klingon Meatp. 61
Garnishesp. 63
2 The Crew of the U.S.S. Enterprisep. 65
Captain James T.Kirkp. 66
Captain Kirk's Plomeek Soupp. 67
Leonard Nimoy's "Kasha Varnishkas a la Vulcan"p. 68
Gala Apple Piep. 69
Vulcan Apple Pastryp. 70
Quadrotriticale Breadp. 72
James Doohan's "Scotty's Lemon Chicken"p. 74
Haggisp. 76
Haggis Litep. 79
Cup-a-Haggisp. 80
Dr. McCoy's Tennessee Smoke Baked Beansp. 81
Finagle's Follyp. 84
Cherry-Lime Finagle's Follyp. 85
Lemonade-Orange Finagle's Follyp. 85
Fruit-Juice Finagle's Follyp. 86
McCoy's Mint Julepp. 87
Tranyap. 88
Antarian Glow Waterp. 90
3 The Crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-Dp. 91
Captain Jean-Luc Picardp. 93
Captain Picard's Breakfast Croissantp. 94
Briochep. 95
Petrokian Sausage and Klingon Blood Sausagep. 98
Coltayin Roots with Terrellian Spicesp. 100
Alien Insectsp. 101
Peach Cobblerp. 102
Afternoon Tea with Captain Picardp. 103
"Earl Grey, Hot"p. 104
Watercress and Other Tea Sandwichesp. 105
Madeleinesp. 107
Picard's and Troi's Earl Grey Chocolate Cakep. 108
The Picard Cocktailp. 109
The Picardp. 110
Ro Larenp. 111
Foraigap. 111
Hasperatp. 112
Ginger Teap. 112
Commander William T. Rikerp. 113
Jonathan Frakes's "Riker's Barbeque Marinade"p. 114
Bregit Lungp. 115
Pipius Clawp. 117
Gagh, Cardassian Style with Yamok Saucep. 119
Parthas a la Yutap. 119
Bizarre Garnishesp. 121
Owon Eggsp. 122
Spiny Lobe-Fishp. 122
Worfp. 124
Helena Rozhenko's Rokeg Blood Piep. 125
Michael Dorn and Klingon Foodp. 126
Klingon Bloodwinep. 126
Prune Juice Cocktailp. 126
Vermiculap. 127
Dr. Beverly Crusherp. 128
Dr. Crusher's Cure-all for Insomniap. 128
Dr. Pulaski's Chicken Soup for the Enterprise Soulp. 128
Ten Forwardp. 131
Balso Tonicp. 132
Commander Deanna Troip. 133
Marina Sirtis's Eggplant Casserolep. 134
Chocolate Cake with Raspberriesp. 135
Oskoidp. 136
Datap. 137
Cat Food #219, Subroutine DataSpot/Nancyp. 137
Samarian Sunsetp. 138
Cellular Peptide Cake with Mint Frostingp. 139
Deanna Troi Peptide Cakep. 141
Geordi La Forgep. 134
Dwight Schultz's "Lieutenant Barclay's Crab-Stuffed Salmon"p. 144
Pasta al Fiorellap. 146
Fungillip. 147
Chief Miles O'Brienp. 149
Potatoes O'Brienp. 150
Plankton Loafp. 151
4 Life on Deep Space 9p. 153
Commander Benjamin Siskop. 155
Ratamba Stewp. 156
Mushroom-and-Pepper Ratamba Stewp. 156
Chili-Pepper Ratamba Stewp. 157
Eggplant Ratamba Stewp. 158
Pasta Boudinp. 159
Chicken a la Siskop. 160
Chiraltan Teap. 162
Greenbreadp. 163
Sisko's Shrimp Creole with Mandalay Saucep. 164
Jambalayap. 166
Sauteed Beetsp. 169
Endive Saladp. 169
Gumbop. 170
Bread-Pudding Soufflep. 172
Uttaberry Crepesp. 172
Jadzia Daxp. 174
Aznap. 175
Andorian Tuber Rootp. 176
Raktajinop. 176
Icoberry Juice Cocktailp. 177
Moba Fruitp. 178
Cirtrus Blendp. 178
Major Kira Nerysp. 179
Matopin Rock Fungip. 180
Tuwaly Piep. 181
Delvin Fluff Pastriesp. 182
Jumja Teap. 185
Alvinian Melonsp. 185
Dr. Julian Bashirp. 186
Alexander Siddig's "Bashir's Spam-and-Beans Bolognese"p. 187
Tarkalian Teap. 188
Odop. 188
Rene Auberjonois's "Odo's Baked Tomato Bruscheta"p. 189
Chief Miles O'Brienp. 190
Fricandeau Stewp. 191
Eggs and Bacon and Corned Beef Hashp. 192
Chee'lashp. 194
Senarian Egg Brothp. 195
Q'parolp. 196
Quarkp. 197
Armin Shimerman's "Poulet Ferenge from Quark'sp. 198
Millipede Juicep. 199
Puree of Beetlep. 200
Slug Liverp. 202
Wentlian Condor Snakep. 203
Tube Grubsp. 203
Alterian Chowderp. 204
Vulcan Mollusksp. 205
Jumbo Romulan Mollusksp. 205
Palamarian Sea Urchinp. 207
Icoberry Tortep. 207
Ferengi Spore Piep. 209
Augergine Stewp. 210
Kohlanese Stewp. 212
Vak Clover Soupp. 214
Yigrish Cream Piep. 214
Pyrellian Ginger Teap. 217
Lokar Beans and Gramillan Sand Peasp. 218
Alan Sims On How to Recreate Quark's Barp. 219
Aldebaran Whiskeyp. 222
Andorian Alep. 222
Alvanian Brandyp. 222
Black Holep. 223
Brestanti Alep. 223
Calaman Sherryp. 223
Fanalian Toddyp. 223
Gallia Nectarp. 224
Gamzian Winep. 224
Kanarp. 224
Karvino Juicep. 225
Klingon Bloodwinep. 226
Maporian Alep. 226
Maraltian Seev-alep. 226
Rekarri Starburstp. 226
Romulan Alep. 227
Saurian Brandyp. 227
Stardrifterp. 227
Syntheholp. 228
Takarian Meadp. 229
Tamarian Frostp. 229
Trixian Bubble Juicep. 229
Yridian Brandyp. 229
The Klingon Delip. 230
Michael Westmore's Marzonion Buds in Krasie Juicep. 231
Klingon Skull Stew with Tripep. 232
Klingon Organ Stewp. 234
El Bouche: Klingon Throat Stewp. 236
Rachtp. 237
Zilm'kachp. 237
Yridian Brandyp. 238
Alan Sims on Klingon Foodp. 239
Romp. 242
Pancakesp. 242
Gul Dukatp. 243
Tojal in Yamok Saucep. 243
Zabop. 244
Sem'hal Stewp. 245
Hot Fish Juicep. 246
Red Leaf Teap. 246
Jake Siskop. 247
Jumjap. 248
Oatmealp. 249
I'danian Spice Puddingp. 250
Garakp. 251
Delavian Chocolatesp. 252
Joe Longo on Deep Space Nine Food Propsp. 252
5 Life on Voyagerp. 255
Top Ten Reasons the Crew Hates Neelix's Cookingp. 257
Artilotian Loosedinep. 258
Deep-Fried Blue Tashmanian Spidersp. 259
Throckp. 261
Sweetened-and-Pickled Wild, Fantasia Beansp. 262
Goorizian Fish Stewp. 264
Fried Mochana Shootsp. 267
Jimbalian Seven-World Omelettep. 268
Komar Cookiesp. 269
Laurellian Rice Puddingp. 271
Mehaxian Sodp. 272
Mokra Couscousp. 273
Pan-Braised Nako Cutletsp. 275
Raktajino Cakep. 276
Traggle Nectarp. 278
Yallitian Crystal Saladp. 279
Ton Tep Brog Recipesp. 280
The Elixir of Lifep. 281
Sprid Wingsp. 282
Alfarian Hair Pastap. 284
Moolp. 285
Ethan Phillips--My Talaxian Chili Stewp. 286
6 The Lost Recipes of Talaxp. 287
Roast Thillp. 289
Iced Nethp. 290
Wild-Hawk Marrow Pattiesp. 293
Clementine Shade Brisketp. 294
Spider Apple Puddingp. 294
Ettenp. 296
The Lost Crustaceanp. 298
Uncle Zisky's Mandelbrotp. 300
Wild Griggenp. 302
Gaborsti Stewp. 304
Acknowledgmentsp. 306
Indexp. 308