DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
I’m NOT going to add photos to this… for reasons which will become obvious…

This was challenged by Micheal Dorn (@akaWorf)… he…of course, played Worf on Star Trek:TNG.
While this is not STRICTLY what he wanted, I told him about it on twitter and he said I should still share the recipe. He was looking for vegan and this…simply…is NOT that! Basically, it was a call for an earth based Klingon recipe…

This is based off of two recipes brought together, both parts are seafood. One is an old ‘standard’, and one is a new ‘fad’…though I’m sure it’s likely been done for a while…

First…again…do NOT try this at home. The sauce is fine…but the heart of the dish CAN kill you if not done correctly. NO, it’s not blowfish…but people HAVE died eating this…

This is a recipe for Gagh…the traditional Klingon dish of serpent worms…usually served live…

I’ll go over the sauce for it first since…it’s the less disgusting of the elements.

Sauce: Squid Ink (black)

In olive oil (or butter) sweat down a finely diced shallot and garlic. Add a tablespoon of cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar). Add 2 oz of very fined chopped tomatoes and some chili pepper to taste. Or…you can use 2 oz of salsa (any heat you like…as long as it’s not chunky). Basically…you want a very fine sauce that is entirely black. Add a little sugar if it’s too salty. Finally, add the squid ink (might be hard to find)… 1/2oz to 1oz will be more than enough… let that reduce for 2 – 3 minutes…

Now…for the disgusting part… Live baby octopus.
These will also be hard to find…but you’re not going to make this anyway, so what does it matter?

There is a Korean delicacy of eating live octopus. It’s not entirely safe, but would be if done in the right way…

Take the octopus by the legs, and cut off the head. The head contains the beak which is inedible, and dangerous while alive…
Next, split the legs into small pieces 1 – 2 inches long, up to the last cut that separates the legs, and remaining body can be split vertically. Note…the legs WILL be moving…and will for some time…maybe 30 minutes, maybe a few hours…

Once the sauce is done, mix well with the still moving legs (it…might mix itself!)… and enjoy!

But…you’re NOT going to do this…because the suckers on the legs are still active…and may actually stick to your esophagus…which… could kill you. So…again…don’t do this!

So…what you’re left with in the dish is a squirming pile of black ‘worms’… or…Gagh!

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