K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages: Sides and Salads
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Sides and Salads

Quite a few items of Star Trek's cullinary experience could be expressed in sides and salads, from Kirk's diet of green leaves to Bashir's Baked Potato. As the newest member of K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages, I am still working on this, and it may take some time. Enuf said, lets get eating.


Durani Lizard skins

Durani lizard skins: Prepared skins of the durani lizard are often found aboard Klingon ships. They were first discovered by the survivors of a ill fated mission to the Durani system. ( "Star Trek: KLINGON")

From the CD, the skins looked more like french cut green beans, but in the image I found (seen to the right), they resemble broccoli stalks.



Asparagus: A tera'ngan plant, often steamed, or boiled. It is available in Starfleet ration packs. Quark sold his last to Ziyal (who likes it with yamok sauce) prior to the Dominion's takeover of DS9. Tom Paris ordered some steamed (along with Terrellian pheasant, a bottle of Mouton-Rothschild, and a rose) in a last minute celebration of his and B'Elanna's first date anniversary. ("Phage" [VGR], "By Inferno's Light" [DS9], "Warhead" [VGR])

I still don't have a recipe for yamok sauce. I like mine fresh with mayonnaise



2 lbs. asparagus


Rinse asparagus under cold water and drain thoroughly. Trim tough ends.

Place asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam 5 minutes or until bright green and tender.

Serves 4


Balsamic Vinaigrette, Light: You might like this dressing for munching on the floral arrangements while you wait for the Federation Representative to join you for dinner. I understand it is quite good with chrysanthemums. ("ST IX: Insurrection")

Picard, in a bit of a rush to find out what was wrong with Lt. Cmdr. Data decided to help rush the dinner a little by skipping the fish course. I doubt this was a problem, as the guests had started early... on the floral arangements.

Balsamic Vinaigrette


1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. diced shallots
1 Tbsp. minced parsley
Pinch of black pepper


Combine all ingredients in blender and process until emulsified.


BLT (Bacon Lettuce and Tomato): Meeting up with an old Academy buddy, Belanna L Torres was reminded of her old nickname... of course if you don't want the sandwich, try the turkey platter. ("Equinox" [VGR])



3 strips cooked bacon
2 slices of bread (toasted)
1 leaf of lettuce ( I like Romaine)
1 slice tomato


Spread mayo over the toast, then layer on the bacon, lettuce, and tomato slice. Cut diagonally, garnish plate with additional lettuce if desired. Enjoy!


Bread Stuffing: Stuffing is often served with traditional tera'ngan meals where a large avian is the primary dish. It was probably served along with the burned, replicated, bird meat that Kurn consumed while at a dinner aboard the Enterprise. The captured Maquis leader, Michael Eddington, thought that Capt. Sisko's Thanksgiving stuffing had too much tarragon. ("Sins Of The Father" [TNG], "Blaze of Glory" [DS9])

Bread Stuffing


8 cups dry bread cubes
1 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 - 1 cup chicken broth or water
1/2 cups onion
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup snipped parsley
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 tsp. tarragon (Sisko's version only)
1 tsp. poultry seasoning,
1 tsp. dried sage leaves, crushed , and
1/4 tsp. pepper, with
1/8 tsp. salt


In a small saucepan cook celery and onion in butter till tender, but not brown; remove from heat. Stir in poultry seasoning (or sage, salt, and pepper) along with the other herbs.

Place dry bread cubes in a bowl, add the onion mixture. Drizzle with enough broth or water to moisten, tossing lightly with a fork. Use to stuff one 8- to 10-pound turkey.

Makes 8 to 10 servings


Lt. Barclay

Broccoli: A green tera'ngan plant, often steamed, or served with cheese over potatoes. Lt. Reginald Barclay is often referred by this nickname. ("Hollow Pursuits" [TNG])

Obscure? Well, maybe... but I enjoyed adding this one. {=)



1 lb. fresh broccoli
1/4 lb. Velveeta cheese


Cut broccoli into small spears. Arrange spears in a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam, covered, 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

Dice cheese, mix with broccoli until well melted, serve.

Makes 4 servings.


Caesar Salad: If you're being set up with the female of your dreams by a hologram, start with the Oysters Rockefeller, move on to the salad, follow it with some Chateaubriand, and finish it with Cherries Jubilee, wash it down with some Dom Perignon "55", OR you can just dance to some 400 year old songs. ("His Way" [DS9])

Caesar Salad


5 cups torn romaine
1/2 cup Croutons
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs olive or salad oil
2 Tbs lemon or lime juice
2-ox can anchovy fillets, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
1 egg
1 clove garlic, halved
Few dashes Worcestershire sauce
dash bottled hot pepper sauce
dash pepper


Allow egg to come to room temperature. To coddle egg, add egg in shell to a small saucepan of boiling water. Remove from heat; let stand 1 minute. Remove egg from water and cool slightly.

Cut garlic clove in half lengthwise. Rub a large wooden salad bowl with cut sides of the garlic clove. Discard garlic. Add oil, lemon or lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce to bowl. Break the coddled egg into the bowl. Using a fork or a wire whisk, beat till creamy. Add romaine. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with croutons, Parmesan cheese, and pepper; toss to mix. Top with anchovy fillets.

Makes 6 side-dish servings.


Coffee, Chicken Sandwich, and Tribbles

Chicken Sandwich: While guarding Deep Space Station K-7, Kirk ordered this along with coffee. The sandwich and coffee were ruined by an infestation of, ugh, tribbles. These menaces also exposed our operative. ("The Trouble With Tribbles" [TOS])

Take two slices of bread, spread with condiments of choice, layer with carved breast meat of a heat ruined chicken. Serve with Coffee. Avoid tribbles.



Corn On The Cob: While waiting for processing by the Caretaker, sit back, listen to some banjo music, and enjoy some nice fresh corn on the cob, sugar cookies, or deviled eggs. Wash it all down with some lemonade. ("The Caretaker" [VGR])

Corn on the Cob


Corn, husks removed


Scrub ears of corn to remove silks, rinse well. Cook, covered in a small amount of lightly salted boiling water (or, uncovered, in enough boiling water to cover ) for 5 to 7 minutes or till tender. If desired, serve with butter or margarine, salt and pepper.


Corn Salad: Prepared by Neelix for Chakotay. ("Faces" [VGR])

Corn Salad


1 lb. package frozen corn
15-1/2 oz kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup salsa
3 Tbs. chopped green onions
3 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cumin


Prepare corn according to package directions. In medium bowl, combine hot corn and all remaining ingredients; mix until well blended.

Makes 8 servings


Endive Salad: Keiko ate this while keeping a careful eye on Miles' replacement. He was uneasy about eating under such vigilance, and decided not to eat the fricandeau stew she had replicated for him. ("Whispers" [DS9])

Endive Salad


1 medium red onion, sliced into thin rings
rice vinegar
3 heads Belgian endive, or additional head curly endive 1 small head each red leaf lettuce and curly endive
3 oz. Westphalian or other smoked ham, cut into thin sticks
1 small Granny Smith or Braeburn apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 clove garlic
2 whole scallions
1 generous tablespoon Dijon mustard
extra-virgin olive oil to taste
1 large pomegranate, seeded


Cover onion with rice vinegar. Soak 20 minutes. Wash, dry, and tear all but Belgian endive leaves into bite-sized pieces. Arrange greens on a large platter, with endive leaves here and there. Scatter with apple and ham. Drain vinegar into a blender, adding the garlic, scallions, and mustard. With blender running, add oil to taste. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Tuck onions into greens.

Just before serving, drizzle dressing over the salad and finish with pomegranate.

Serves 6-8


Green Beans: Served with a pot roast, these were enjoyed by the "Thirty-Sevens" while aboard Voyager. ("The 37's" [VGR])

Green Beans


1-1/2 lbs. green beans, ends trimmed
1 Tbs. hazelnut or walnut oil
2 Tbs. chopped peeled hazelnuts
salt and pepper to taste


If you can't find peeled hazelnuts, toast them in a moderate oven until the skins loosen, then rub off skins with a kitchen towel. Hazelnut oil is available in gourmet food stores or large supermarkets; extra-virgin olive oil can be substituted.

Cook beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and set aside. Dry the pot; add oil and heat over low heat. Add hazelnuts and cook, stirring, until golden, about 1 minute. Return the reserved beans to the pot and toss.

Season with salt and pepper


A Mess o' Greens: A traditional Southern dish (South Eastern United States) ordered by the recently thawed and revived country singer, L. Q. Sonny Clemonds. Ordered that is, until he changed his mind and went with the martini. ("The Neutral Zone" [TNG])

A Mess o' Greens


A serving size bundle of collards, turnips, or mustards
Slice of bacon or salt pork
Pepper sauce


Greens can be prepared from fresh or frozen products.

Wash the fresh greens 2 or 3 times in clean water and drain them. Scrubbing well as they are often sandy. Cut away tough stems or discolored spots, and chop them coarsely.

Place them in a pot with a slice of bacon or salt pork, and add water to half the depth of the greens. Cook covered at a slow boil for 45 minutes to an hour; add water as needed.

Traditionally served with pepper sauce (pickled hot green cayenne peppers in vinegar).


Baked Potato, Sour Cream, and Chives: Dr. Bashir's ordered this with his dinner following the announcement that the wedding of Worf and Dax was called off. Served along with one steak with mushrooms, a double Altair Sandwich (no mustard) (for the Chief), two bowls of Linguini with Bajoran Shrimp and Extra Cheese, and one loaf of Mabba bread. To Drink...Kava Juice (fresh squeezed, not replicated). ("You Are Cordually Invited" [DS9])

Baked Potato, Sour Cream, and Chives:


1 Large Baking Potato (6 to 8 inches long)
Sour Cream
Fresh Chives, chopped
Butter, Margarine, or Shortening
Salt and Pepper


Scrub potato thoroughly with a brush. Pat dry. If desired, for soft skin, rub with shortening, margarine, or butter; prick the potato with a fork. (Or, if desired, skip rubbing the skin. Prick potato; and wrap in foil.)

Bake in a 425° oven for 40 to 60 minutes (in a 350° oven for 70 to 80 minutes} or till tender. When done, roll each potato gently under your hand. Cut a crisscross in each top with a knife. Press in and up on the ends of each potato.

Top with sour cream and chives. Season with salt and pepper as desired.


Country Fried Potatoes: A side dish concidered for order by L. Q. Sonny Clemonds (after being dead and frozen for nearly 400 years), he instead opted for a martini. ("The Neutral Zone" [TNG])

Country Fried Potatoes


3 Medium potatoes
1 small onion thinly sliced, and separated into rings
3 Tbs. olive oil, butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper


Scrub potatoes well. Thinly slice potatoes leaving the skin. Rinse potatoes with water. Drain. Add potatoes to heated oil in the frying pan. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 8 minutes. Add onion rings, Cook uncovered, 8 to 10 additional minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and browned, stirring frequently..

Makes 4 servings.


Mashed Potatoes With Butter: A common tera'ngan dish made from a root vegetable and dairy products. Kes was introduced to the is dish by Samantha Wildman. ("Elogium" [VGR])

Mashed Potatoes


1 lb potatoes
2 Tbs. butter or margarine
2 - 4 Tbs. milk


Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook covered in a small of boiling lightly salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or till tender. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Add margarine and salt and pepper to taste. Gradually beat in enough milk to make light and fluffy.

Serves 4


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Durani Lizard Skins
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Bread Stuffing
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Chicken Sandwich
Corn on the Cob
Corn Salad
Endive Salad
Green Beans
A Mess o' Greens

Baked Potato, w/Sour Cream & Chives

Country Fried Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes

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