Around New Year’s Eve, I collected recipes for four desserts from video games—this time I decided to find savory recipes! Here are four more foods from video games to make your next gaming get-together super delicious. If you try any of them out, be sure to tell us about it in the comments!
- 2 lbs seeded and peeled pumpkin, diced
- ¾ cup white onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, quartered
- 4 ½ cups fish stock (alternative: chicken or vegetable stock)
- ½ cup goat cheese
- 1¼ cups cream (optional)
- fresh basil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 halibut filet (any fish will do) (optional)
- ¼ cup flour (optional with fish filet)
- 1 tbsp butter (optional with fish filet)
This soup from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is almost essential for making it through one of the coolest Zelda dungeons of all time: Snowpeak Ruins. In its completed form, this soup will revive eight hearts.
1. Roast the pumpkin, onions, and garlic in a large pan with a dash of olive oil.
2. In a large pot, mix 3¼ cup of your stock of choice with the roasted vegetables and simmer on medium heat for about 45 minutes.
3. Optional: In the game, a reekfish head is visible sticking out of the soup. If you want to go legit and add fish to your soup, this is a good time to pan-fry your fillet. If you’re more like me and love the sound of pumpkin + cheese, but aren’t into the whole fish thing, go ahead and skip to step 4.
If you’ve never pan-fried a fish before, it’s not too complicated. Start off by heating up your frying pan. The Food Network recommends seasoning one side of the fish with salt and pepper and then lightly dredging it in flour. Add 2 tbsp olive or canola oil to the hot pan, then quickly add your butter. As soon as the foam has subsided, add your fish and jiggle the pan so that it doesn’t stick. Once a golden crust has formed on the bottom side of the fish, flip it over and repeat. When you’re done, add the fish to a warm plate and keep it somewhere safe.
4. Pour your simmered veggies and stock into a blender or food processor and blend it until it’s smooth. Slowly add tiny chunks of goat cheese and (optionally) cream. If you want to adjust the thickness, slowly add your remaining cup of stock until you’ve achieved your dream consistency.
5. Pour your soup into a serving bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and basil. Then add your optional fish filet, either whole or in chunks depending on your preference.
(based on a recipe at The Geeky Chef)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lb cubed beef stew meat
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 oz dry mushroom gravy mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- pre-made top and bottom pie crust
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
Meat pies in Fable II help you gain health & become fatter, and pie-making can help you earn gold. If you don’t eat meat, here’s a vegan alternative.
1. In a large skillet, heat up the vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, add the meat and allow it to cook until brown on the outside.
2. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it is tender (five minutes-ish).
3. Stir in the mushroom gravy mix, one cup of water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Then lower the heat and simmer the mixture for up to 30 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pie plate, roll out the bottom pie crust and bake for five minutes. If you would like to make your own pie crust, you can find a recipe by clicking here.
5. Take out the pie plate and transfer the meaty mixture into the crust. Then carefully spread the top pie crust across the top of the dish, pressing around the rim to seal it. Poke a couple of artistically-shaped holes in the crust to allow steam to escape while baking.
6. Crack an egg into a small bowl and whisk it together with one tablespoon of water. Then brush it across the top of the puff pastry. This will give the crust a shiny, golden deliciousness.
7. Bake for 20 minutes, until the pie is golden and puffy. Take it out, let it cool, and dig in.
(Based on a recipe at AllRecipes.com)
- olive oil
- truffle oil (optional)
- salt & pepper
- 4 cups mushrooms (chopped)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 small white onion (chopped)
- 1 clove garlic
- 500 ml vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
- ½ cup single cream
Mushroom stew is one of the most iconic foods from the hit game Minecraft. It’s obtainable from Mooshrooms, cow-like creatures covered in mushrooms. This recipe is slightly more complicated than milking a cow, but it shouldn’t give you too much trouble. The creator of the recipe also published some easy instructions for croutons, which you can cut into pixelated shapes and add as a garnish.
- With a deep pan, fry the mushrooms in olive oil for one minute on medium heat. Then stir in garlic, onion, and butter. Add the salt, pepper, and thyme.
- Once the ingredients have been reduced and almost no liquid remains, pour in your vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Allow the mixture to simmer for five minutes.
- Pour the soup into a food processor or blender and blend until you’ve reached whatever consistency you like.
- Once the soup is blended, pour it into a clean pot and put it on a low heat. Stir in the cream and parsley.
- Serve into bowls and garnish with more thyme and parsley. Voilà!
(Based on a recipe at Gourmet Gaming)
- 2 slices white bread
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 4 slices tomato
- 3 slices swiss cheese
- 2 slices ham
- mayonnaise (to taste) (optional)
- 2 green pimento olives
- 1 toothpick
This sandwich is actually a weapon from the game Team Fortress 2. The Sandvich restores health, taunts enemies, and satisfies the belly. Yum yum!
1. Spread mayo onto both slices of white bread, to taste.
2. Carefully fold your sliced ham onto one slice of bread.
3. Delicately lay swiss cheese on top of ham.
4. Place sliced tomato equally across the area of the bread.
5. Gently drop your sliced lettuce atop your tomato.
6. Top the lettuce with the second slice of white bread.
7. With a serrated knife, slice The Sandvich in half diagonally.
8. Skewer your olives onto two toothpicks, and insert one pick into each half of The Sandvich.
9. Lunch time.