- "I got off the Hutts' planet as soon as I had the chance, so I wasn't able to collect any of these disgustin'-yet-delightful delicacies for my pantry. Fortunately, though, the worst experiences often inspire the best dishes, and I was able to come up with somethin' equally delicious that's only half as grotesque."
- ―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
Huttese slime pods were a food consisting of green-colored lumps with red seasoning. The Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs created the dish after spending time on Nal Hutta, a planet inhabited by the Hutt species, on an unsuccessful search for exotic spices. After he ran afoul of the Hutts and was captured, he successfully bartered his talents as a chef to secure his freedom from the galactic gangsters. He was surprised to discover that slime pods, one of the small creatures that Hutts snacked on, were delicious.
Although Tuggs was unable to collect any of the slimy swamp-dwelling creatures in his haste to leave, they inspired the main course that shared their name. In 34 ABY, he published the recipe for Huttese slime pods in his cookbook The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook along with an anecdote about how he created them.
Behind the scenes
Huttese slime pods were mentioned in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which was authored by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe ingredients are gnocchi, fresh spinach, pistachios, minced garlic, olive oil, lime juice, avocado, grated Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, salt, cannellini beans, and a garnish of sriracha. The book classifies the recipe as suitable for vegetarian diets, and notes that it yields "2 human servings, or one Hutt appetizer."
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook establishes that the in-universe book was published at the same time as when the First Order was searching for the Resistance base on Batuu. As that search occurs in Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, which is set in 34 ABY according to the reasoning here, the cookbook must have been published in 34 ABY.