Ratamba Stew – Captain Sisko’s Recipe

8 Apr

So what do you serve for a main course following Odo’s bruschetta on First Contact Day? How about some hearty, vegan stew! After all, we’ll be eating replicated food in the future – none of which is composed of animal products. This stew comes courtesy of Captain Sisko, who was the badass in charge of Star Trek’s space station Deep Space 9.

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Image courtesy of ds9.trekcore.com

Want the recipe to make Romulan Ale to accompany this stew? Watch out, it’s rather potent: simply mix equal parts of spiced rum, vodka and blue curaco in a glass with a few ice cubes. That’s it! Strong and pungent. Be careful with this one.

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Romulan Ale! Just don’t get caught with it.


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Apologies for the awful lighting. See yesterday’s post with “Red Alert” lights!


Ratamba Stew
Serves 6

  • 1 28 oz can diced stewed tomatoes
  • 1 C tomato juice (low sodium)
  • 1/2 C water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • 2 cans of beans (I used 1 each of pinto and black beans)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning

Dump everything into your slow cooker and stir well to combine.

Turn it on to high and cook for 4-6 hours, or low and cook for 8-10 hours.

Stir once or twice while it cooks if you’re home, but don’t worry about it if you’re not.

Alternatively, saute veggies in a large pot in the oil until translucent. Add the tomatoes, liquids, beans and spices. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer covered for 45-60 minutes. (This is an estimate – cook until it’s to your liking!)

Serve hot with French bread, rice, noodles or on its own.


One Response to “Ratamba Stew – Captain Sisko’s Recipe”


  1. Cellular Peptide Cake with Mint Frosting (aka dessert for a Star Trek Party!) | Eat, Drink, Be Healthy! - April 15, 2016

    […] year, I shared a few of those recipes, such as Captain Sisko’s Ratamba Stew, Constable Odo’s Bruschetta, and the blue-hued Romulan Ale. This year, I baked some Cookies. Earl […]

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