The fleet airbase has just harpooned
and pulled in a straggler from the yearly Kraken migration. Since
they are chopping it up as we speak I can get started with a high
Tentacles of one Kraken, preferred
freshly caught and chopped.
Basket of cinderberries
Several pounds of fettuccine (less if
you do not intend to use the entire Kraken)
For the glaze:
Pint of Dark rum
5 or 6 Limes
Handful of Salt
Several shakes of pepper
Cup of honey
While I am waiting for the fleet
to chop up our catch we can start on the glaze. Mix the honey and
rum together to form a base, then squeeze the juice from the oranges
and limes in, after which you should grate two of the orange peels
into the mix. Finally add in the spices and stir until it takes on
an even consistency.
Coat the Kraken bits and
cinderberries in the glaze and put them into a steamer for 15-20
minutes. Turning them from time to time. We had to convert one of
the engine conpartments into a makeshift steamer, however more
reasonable methods should be plausible on the ground.
While this is going on start the
fettuccine boiling in water with a small amount of salt. You want
the pasta completely done before the steamer is done cooking.
As soon as the pasta is done
cooking, drain it and mix it in with the butter and garlic, laying
out the pasta and garlic mix.
Remove the Kraken and berries from
the steamer serving them on the pasta with the diced red pepper.
Krakenberry pasta is best served while still hot.
Note: reduce cooking times by
about one-third if you are preparing this near sea level. However,
it is a dish best served in the clouds.