- "During my time manning rigs on Subterrel, I'd occasionally use one of the low-volume mining sluices to prepare this tasty stew, made with ripe apple slugs, Ojomian onions, space-carrots and a pinch of negamo."
- ―Dexter Jettster
The apple slug was a creature found on the planet Subterrel. Apple slugs ripened with age and were eaten by some members of the galactic community. Two dishes made from the creatures included apple slug stew and apple slug sauce. The Besalisk cook Dexter Jettster made these foods while working in the mines of Subterrel. Later, during the final years of the Galactic Republic, Jettster offered both of these dishes on the menu of his diner on the planet Coruscant. The stew sold for 1.7 per cup and 2.7 per bowl, while the sauce sold for 2.7.
Behind the scenesEdit
The crew of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi designed the apple slug as one of the many alien creatures slated to appear in the Jabba's Palace sequences of the film. The slug was realized as a maquette. This sculpture depicts the creature as a mound-shaped alien with wrinkled, green skin; a gaping maw with a red tongue; and four hooked, segmented, black appendages. The creature concept was eventually abandoned before an actual puppet could be constructed for the film.
The 2009 article "Dining at Dex's", written by Gregory Walker and published on the Star Wars Hyperspace website, mentions apple slugs as edible animals. Although Walker's blog confirms that these apple slug dishes on the menu of Dex's Diner are indeed references to the concept creature, the article provides no description of the species' anatomy, leaving the canon status of the Return of the Jedi maquette's appearance unclear.
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