Authentic Bajoran Hasperat

Authentic Bajoran Hasperat
Authentic Bajoran Hasperat

My little sister and I made some Authentic Bajoran Hasperat tonight. I was hungry while watching an episode of Star Trek once. It was an episode that featured a fictional (but delicious-looking) dish called “hasperat.” I wanted to eat some, even though I knew it didn’t exist. Then, I Googled it, and discovered that there was someone who had made a recipe for it. We made it tonight. It was good!

 

I think from now on, I will refer to all wraps as variations on hasperat. “Yes, I’ll have the turkey hasperat, please.”

The prop for Hasperat from "Preemptive Strike"
The prop for Hasperat from “Preemptive Strike”

For reference, I have included on this post a photograph of the prop used in Star Trek for hasperat.

Edit: 2016 May 27

The original recipe has been taken down, but I saved a copy, so here it is:

Hasperat

For Two

  • 2 10″ Wheat Tortillas
  • 1/2 Cup Hummus (Any flavor, plain or horseradish is nice)
  • 1 Small Cucumber, sliced very thin (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Carrot, shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Tamari (or regular soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Rice Vinegar
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Small Handfuls Baby Spinach
  • Hot Chili Sauce/Tabasco, optional

Using a mandoline, or your food processor, or a sharp knife, slice the cucumber very thinly and place in a large bowl. Add the carrot. Add tamari and rice vinegar and toss. Let marinate 5-10 minutes (or longer, if desired).

Warm your tortillas so they’re pliable. You can microwave them for a few seconds with a damp paper towel, heat them in a dry skillet, or (my favorite) hold them directly over the flame of your gas burning stove.

Spread the tortillas with hummus, 3-4 Tbs each, making sure you cover the entire surface. This will help the sandwich stick together. Arrange the cucumber slices in one layer, slightly overlapping. Add carrot, and sprinkle some fresh pepper over the top. Add a layer of baby spinach.

Roll up the wrap, tucking in the ends, and place on a hot grill pan to slightly warm and create pretty grill marks. You can do this in a regular pan if you don’t have a grill pan. Slice and eat immediately.

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