• Rock Rousseau

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)

For a list of Gluten-free alternatives and substitutes for these ingredients, check out our post on DIY Gluten-Free Ingredient Alternatives.

For a list of Vegan and vegetarian alternatives and substitutes for these ingredients, check out our post on DIY Vegan Ingredient Alternatives.

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.

Check out our post on how to brine: DIY How to brine chicken.

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.