Are you looking for a Rogue One inspired recipe with so much flavor, it feels like an explosion of flavor in your mouth? Well, our Thermal Detonators do just that. Loaded with a ton of flavor, it only made sense to start our trio of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recipes with a bang!
Thermal Detonators are one of the most iconic devices in the Star Wars Galaxy. Thermal detonators are palm-sized, spherical devices that were used as extremely deadly explosive weapons. In addition to being surprisingly powerful for their size, they can only be turned off by whoever turned them on. They are most notably used in Return of the Jedi by Princess Leia when she is disguised as the bounty hunter Boushh. They are mentioned in Rogue One so we felt that it fitting that they get some recipe love.
In terms of ingredients, Thermal Detonators use Sambal Oelek to give that blast of heat. Sambal is fairly easy to find and is about medium in terms of spiciness. If you want to add heat, you can add more Sambal to the sauce. If you feel this might be too spicy, substitute Sambal with Sriracha. For the protein of the Thermal Detonators, we used turkey instead of beef for a couple reasons. First, it is healthier than beef which is always a good thing. Second, it allows the ingredients to really shine.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the first of our 3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recipes. Don’t worry if you miss one as we will be resharing them next Tuesday along with a review of the Blu-ray!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray on April 4th.
As one of their three recipes created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Geeks have come up with Thermal Detonators, a turkey meatball recipe.
- 1 lb Ground Turkey
- 3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek
- Cooking Spray
- 1/4 cup Hoisin
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/8 cup Low Sodium Soy
- 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 stalk Green Onion; chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Combine meatball ingredients and form into 12 balls. (Getting your hands wet first will help with this)
- Bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway through.
- While cooking, combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Remove meatballs from baking sheet and toss in sauce.
- Garnish with green onion and serve.
Sambal Oelek can be replaced with Sriracha if you want less heat.
*This is a Paid Promotion for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; We were also provided with an advanced copy of Rogue One for research purposes. Images and title treatments were used with permission from the Walt Disney Company. All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.