"When I managed to convince one of 'em to crack open the tank and lemme sample a piece of the mynock, I was blown away by the flavor. Now, instead of cursin' those beastly things for drainin' my ship dry, I'm proudly servin' pickled mynock to any partygoer eager to fuel up."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Pickled mynock was a party dish made from mynocks,[1] a type of silicon-based parasite known to suck the power from starships.[2] The Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs created the dish after convincing one of the servers at Oga's Cantina in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu to let him taste the pickled mynock they kept as a drink ingredient in a tank behind the bar. Tuggs, who had previously only thought of mynocks as worthless pests, was amazed at the flavor of the pickled creature, so he began serving them to hungry party-goers. At some point after Tuggs published his first cookbook[1] in 34 ABY,[3] the chef included a recipe for pickled mynock in his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Pickled mynock were created as a recipe for the 2021 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, a recipe book written by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe for the dish uses shrimp, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, capers with brine, light brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, whole black peppercorns, celery seeds, coarsley chopped fresh dill, a medium shallot, whole garlic cloves, and a lemon.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook
  2. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
  3. 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.