Star Wars Menu: “Ackbar’s Little Darlings” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Admiral Gial Ackbar has a lengthy and illustrious biography that would be nearly impossible to summarize here. He hails from the aquatic planet Mon Cala; hence, he is a Mon Calamari. So, I’ve assumed he would definitely eat various delicacies from the sea. Since “ormachek” isn’t available in any of my grocery stores, I’m utilizing caviar. You could easily substitute some lovely smoked salmon, if you like. Delicious.
It’s highly unlikely that I will ever develop a recipe for “crab-stuffed creampuffs”. This dessert is stuffed with tiny, live crabs. Delicious for a Mon Calamari, maybe…
“Ackbar’s Little Darlings”
4 ounces light cream cheese
¼ cup light sour cream
6 grinds of fresh pepper
¼ teaspoon dry chervil
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon sugar
⅛ teaspoon dry dill weed
24 savory crackers (2″ round or square; I’ve used Triscuits in the photo)
About ¼ cup finely minced red onion
About ¼ cup black or red tiny lumpfish caviar (a 2-ounce jar is more than enough)
Combine the cream cheese through dill weed in a medium bowl. Beat well with a hand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Spread evenly over all the crackers. Place about ½ teaspoon red onion on one half of each cracker. Place about ½ teaspoon caviar on the other half of each cracker. Chill about 30 minutes before serving. Cover and chill leftovers, but consume quickly since your crackers might get a bit soggy. Makes 24.
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Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Astrid Tuttle Winegar is the author of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls, which is currently available exclusively in e-book form on the Amazon Kindle, but will soon be released by Oloris Publishing! She loves Middle-earth, Narnia, the Final Frontier, and many other things besides. She has a special love for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and dog. She blogs occasionally at Cooking for Halflings & Monsters. You can check out (and like!) her Facebook page or visit (and follow!) her Twitter feed.