10+ EPIC Fire Roasted Porg Recipes
Updated: May 25, 2020
There’s nothing better than a plump, juicy Porg, roasted slowly over a campfire while watching a breathtaking pair of Ahch-To sunsets.
Porgs are a species of sea-dwelling avian birds that are native to the planet Ahch-To, where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker made his exile in the years prior to the Battle of Crait against Kyle Ren and the First Order. Roasted Porg—when brined, marinated, stuffed, and slow-roasted over fire, has become a culinary delight in many galaxies.
I do not have a non-copyrighted image of an actual Porg, but I can provide this photo of a replica that is currently stationed inside our road vehicle on Earth. We call him Joe...Joe Porg.
Porgs are hard to find in our galaxy:
If you have difficulty finding fresh Porg at your local supermarket, that may be due to existing trade sanctions which do not permit Porg to be delivered beyond the Outer Rim. Therefore, Supermarkets on Earth will most likely be out of stock on fresh Porg.
If they claim to have fresh Porg, be aware that Porg was forbidden delivery to our system a long, long time ago and therefore may have been frozen for many, MANY years. However, you can easily substitute Porg with another avian common on Earth, like a cornish game hen which is a flavorful alternative that is in abundance here on Earth. You can also use small whole chickens between 4-6 lbs which would replicate larger-sized ‘King Porgs.’
DISCLAIMER: This is a Star Wars-inspired recipe and is not sanctioned by Lucasfilm or The Walt Disney Company. No actual Porgs, imagined or real, were hurt in producing this recipe. (I can’t really say the same for the cornish hens who had selflessly sacrificed their lives for human consumption.)
The following recipe uses whole Cornish Hens as an ideal alternative to Porg due their size and flavorful similarities.
For Vegan and gluten-free alternatives, scroll down to how we ROCK OUT this recipe using Vegan and gluten-free alternatives.
Two whole cornish game hens
1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
1 lemon, quartered in 8 wedges
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 TBSN Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 TBSN minced garlic
1 cup orange juice (Keto diets use lemon juice)
1/3 cup white cooking wine
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
Lemon Pepper seasoning
4 dehydrated chicken feet (Optional, which can be purchased at Pet Stores that sell natural dog teethers)
Clothespins, aluminum foil, marinating brush, aluminum pan or tin can, 2 gallon ziplock bag, mixing bowl, mixing spoon.
To flatten dehydrated chicken feet:
1. If you wish to flatten the chicken feet to insert as legs for the Porg, soak them in a cup of warm water for 2-3 hours. They will hydrate, become pliable and are able to be bent and shaped.
2. Gently bend the feet flat, as partial part of leg stands up straight.
3. Using clothespins, clamp the feet to hold them flat down against a coaster or cutting board. Lean legs up straight against a sturdy base, such as wall or side of refrigerator.
4. Allow to dry overnight and retain their shape.
NOTE: If you prefer, skip this step as it is more for decor; not human consumption.
However, Chicken feet are also good for dogs as dehydrated chicken feet are a perfect chewing aid for smaller dogs and a welcome snack for large breeds. They are protein-rich and naturally high in chondroitin, which helps with joint pain and mobility. Chicken feet are also great for your dog's dental health, as they naturally clean your canine's teeth as they gnaw. Chicken’s feet are fully digestible and safe for dogs on Earth.
Brine cornish hens:
To ensure a moist and flavorful Porg, we recommend brining for at least 60 minutes.
Prep: 60 min brine, 4 hour marinate, 10 min prep Cook: 30 min in BBQ grill Ready: 5 hour, 40 min Serves: Two roasted Porgs Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or hydrasonic bacta cleansers to eliminate harmful bacteria. Clean your kitchen work area, pull back your hair or wear a cap or helmet that does not restrict your vision. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness. To make Fire Roasted Porg:
1. Remove giblet bags from inside the cavity of the Porgs (cornish hens).
2. Brine your Porgs (cornish hens) for at least 60 minutes. Check out our post on how to brine: DIY How to brine chicken.
3. In a large mixing bowl, mix onion, garlic, orange juice, olive oil, chicken broth, white wine, and Worcestershire sauce.
4. Place Porgs (cornish hens) in the ziplock bag and cover with the marinade mixture. Seal ziplock bag and let marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
5. Preheat an outdoor grill to 425-450 degrees F ; lightly oil grate.
6. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen. If you wish to stuff Porg before roasting, skip this step and loosely fill Porg cavity with stuffing. See recipe for Bacon and Mushroom Stuffing.
7. Hold wings down and use cooking twine to tightly secure wings so they lay flat at their sides while cooking.
8. Pull legs together and use twine to secure them.
9. Stick chicken legs into the cavity openings of the Porgs.
10. Place Porgs (cornish hens) in an aluminum pan or mold a boat in aluminum foil so that top of Porgs are not covered but keeps bottom covered and chicken legs in place.
11. Brush Porgs with marinade and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning, like Lemon Pepper. See Variations below to determine the preferred seasoning to use.
12. Place remaining marinade in a tin can and place on bottom rack to help steam while cooking. Use as a marinade to baste which will keep Porg moist while roasting.
13. Roast Porg on the top rack of grill for 30 minutes, so that it doesn't roast directly above direct heat.
14. Cover grill and baste with hot marinade from the pan/can every 10 minutes.
15. Remove from grill and discard twine. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve. Just before eating, discard chicken legs.
1 serving: 810 calories, 60 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 340 mg cholesterol, 1380 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2 g fiber), 60 g protein.
Because Porg is very similar to chicken, it also carries many of the safe health benefits of its foul galactic cousin. Although best known for their plentiful amounts of protein, Porg and chicken also contain a variety of beneficial vitamins and nutrients, which are important in any solar system. Porg and chicken are a great source of vitamin B, which consumed regularly can prevent stress, anxiety, memory-loss syndrome, and can balance cortisol hormones in your body.
Moreover, it can improve concentration in children and adults alike. Which is critical if you are training to become a Jedi Knight or flying X-Wings in space and blowing stuff up. Many studies have revealed that vitamin B also maintains psychological health and helps delay age-related psychological diseases. This may be one of the key nutritional secrets of how Master Yoda managed to live 800 years and avoid getting Alzheimer's Disease.
Porg and chicken have a high content of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K which contribute to producing red blood cells. When your body obtains the required amount of iron and vitamins, it can produce and balance red blood cells that will eventually deal with anemia. Some studies say that it may also increase a force-sensitive being's Midichlorian Count to above average levels.
They also help to protect your eyes from weak vision as it is a powerhouse of, retinol, lycopene, alpha, and beta-carotene. The nutrients are essential to maintaining the overall health of your eyes. They regularly promote the growth of damaged cells and tissues effectively because they have a high content of riboflavin, which is also a highly concentrated element used in most outer system Bacta Tanks used for accelerated healing of skin tissue.
Your immune system requires adequate levels of protein; iron, magnesium, and potassium to function properly that are abundant in Porg and chicken. When consumed together, these nutrients strengthen cells in your immune system, as well as your teeth and gums due to the high content of phosphorus. When you consume phosphorus regularly, it can alleviate factors that weaken your teeth and prevent gums bleeding as well. This may be linked to why Chewbacca has lived for over 200 years and doesn't look a day over 150.
Porg and chickens a powerhouse of magnesium and phosphorus which are known to maintain cardiovascular health, which is important when running through hot desserts; evading attacks from incoming TIE Fighters. They also contain plenty of nutrients that help relieve common cold and other illnesses associated with it such as a sore throat and congested nose. Which is very essential for those who live in colder climates, such as Hoth, Ilum, and Minnesota.
For wine enthusiasts on Earth, pair with a red wine that has earthy aromas such as Pinot Noir. I would recommend Pinot Noir from Oregon, USA on Earth.
For wine enthusiasts within the Outer Rim, you can pair it with Corellian wine, Sunberry wine, or Port in a Storm from Pamarthe. Wookiees should pair with Gorimn wine or Cortyg brandy.
Side Dish pairing within the Outer Rim, serve with Fern Potato, Anzati snot garlic, or Kodari rice. Wookiees enjoy them with Kabatha guts.
Vegan and vegetarian. On Earth, replace Porg with Seitan, which is referred to as "the vegetarian white meat.” This wheat-based protein is a great option and provides a similar mouthfeel to chicken. You can buy seitan where you find tofu in most large grocery stores.
For Vegans within the Outer Rim, use Celonslay which is a green vegetable native to Kashyyyk used as a broth for Bantha rump roasts
Side Dish pairing: This stuffing is great paired as a side or stuffing for chicken, turkey, pork, cornish hens and other roasted meats.
Kick the GLUTS and replace bread stuffing with vegetables and/or fruit. See variations below.
HERE ARE VARIATIONS OF THE BASIC RECIPE:
Texan Porg. Stuff with mushroom and bacon stuffing. Baste with favorite BBQ sauce and sprinkle with chili powder and smoked paprika.
Garlic Porg. Replace chopped onion with additional TBSN of minced garlic. Sprinkle with garlic powder and dried basil.
Sweet n’ Sour Porg. Baste with a mixture of 2 TBSN honey and 1/4 cup of pineapple juice.
Cajun Porg. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes. Baste with Tabasco sauce.
Chicago Porg. Stuff with chopped tomatoes, pickles, and white onion. Baste with stout beer and sprinkle with celery salt and poppy seeds.
California Porg Stuff with chopped turkey bacon, small mandarin oranges, chopped red onion, and sliced almonds. Baste with red wine vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Veggie Celebration Porg. Stuff Porg with mixture of chopped yellow onion, baby carrots, chopped green and red peppers, and chopped red potatoes. Add 1 TBSN of preferred butter and minced garlic. Sprinkle outside with favorite seasoning.
Hawaiian Porg. Stuff with pineapple tidbits, chopped onion, and diced ham. Baste with pineapple juice. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
New York Porg. Stuff with mixture of Italian bread crumbs, chopped fresh rosemary, mushrooms, and chopped potatoes. Baste with soy sauce. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
Tex Mex Porg. Stuff with chopped green peppers, red chili peppers, chopped onion. Baste with favorite BBQ sauce and sprinkle with Chipotle seasoning.
Caribbean Porg. Stuff with chopped mango, pineapple, chopped fresh cilantro, and shredded coconut. Baste with orange juice and sprinkle with Jerk seasoning.
Porg Italiano. Stuff with chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, and TBSN minced Garlic. Oregano, Baste with marinara sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan, dried Oregano and Basil.
My Big Greek Porg. Stuff with mixture of halved cherry tomatoes, red onions, crumbled Feta Cheese, olives, and Greek salad dressing. Baste with Greek salad dressing.
Canadian Porg. Stuff with mixture of Campbell’s Split Pea Soup, chopped Canadian bacon, and chopped red potatoes. Baste with tomato ketchup. Sprinkle with celery salt and smoked paprika.
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