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The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook by ConcernedApe and Ryan Novak

The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook

ConcernedApe, Ryan Novak

The first official cookbook from the immensely popular Stardew Valley, featuring more than 50 delightful recipes straight out of the video game.

An immersive cookbook based on the farming, foraging, and community role-playing video game, The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook celebrates seasonal ingredients through unique recipes inspired by the game. Cook your way through the seasons!

  • In Spring, enjoy a delicious Complete Breakfast made with fresh early spring rhubarb, followed by a filling Farmer’s Lunch.

  • In Summer, snack on tasty Crab Cakes and, as a dessert, the almost unanimously adored Pink Cake.

  • In Fall, cozy up with some Pumpkin Soup and the Survival Burger.

  • In Winter, warm up with the seasonal Roots Platter, Seafoam Pudding, or the ever-odd Strange Bun!

    With over fifty mouthwatering recipes accompanied by vibrant photography and original illustrations, The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook is an invaluable addition to finding your sense of belonging in Stardew Valley.

A taste of
Stardew Valley

Curious about what delicious dishes await you in The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook? Scroll down for an excerpt from the cookbook: the recipe for a special little meal, Lucky Lunch!

Shrimp Ceviche on a Bed of Greens

Shrimp Ceviche on a Bed of Greens

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect seafood lunch, then you’re in luck! A tangy mix of poached shrimp and fresh vegetables nestled between two star-shaped toasted tortillas delivers a cool, refreshing blast of seafood flavor with every bite. The tortilla stars can be broken up into chips as you eat, or if you’re feeling especially adventurous—and have plenty of napkins handy—you can try eating the whole thing like a sandwich. After you’ve cleaned your plate, you’re bound to feel like the spirits are smiling down on you all day long!

From the Kitchen of:
The Queen of Sauce

Yield: Makes 4 Servings


  • 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) water

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 juicy limes)

  • Kosher salt

  • 12 ounces large or extra-large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated

  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 small jalapeño, halved, seeded (if desired), and thinly sliced

  • 1 large Persian cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup rainbow cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 12 (6 1/2-inch) yellow corn tortillas

  • 1 small avocado, halved, pit removed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chive greens, plus flowers for garnish (see Queen’s Tip 1, below)

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems

  • 2 packed cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

Special Equipment: 6-inch star stencil (see Queen’s Tip 2, below)

Queen's Tips

1. If you cannot find chive blossoms, regular chives and edible flowers make for a great substitute.

2. You will have luck finding a 6-inch star stencil at most craft stores, or you can order one online. You can also print an image of a 6-inch star on sturdy paper, cut it out, and use it as a homemade stencil.


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of salt, then add the shrimp. Cover with a lid and immediately turn off the heat. Keep the shrimp in the hot liquid until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.

Cut the shrimp into 1/2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the sugar, garlic, red onion, jalapeño, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

Set 2 racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F.

Stack the tortillas in 2 piles of 6 each and use a 6-inch star stencil or freehand to cut out stars (keep any scraps). Divide the tortilla stars between 2 large baking sheets, brush all over with some of the remaining olive oil, and season liberally with salt. Bake in the oven until lightly browned in spots and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes, flipping once and rotating the baking sheets top to bottom once after 10 minutes. Transfer the baked stars to a wire rack to cool. Leave the oven on.

Let the baking sheets cool completely, then wipe off any excess oil and salt. Divide the tortilla scraps between the baking sheets, spreading them out in a single layer. Brush the scraps with more of the olive oil and season liberally with salt. Bake until lightly browned in spots and crispy, about 15 minutes, flipping the scraps over and rotating the baking sheets top to bottom once after 8 minutes. Transfer the scraps to the wire rack to cool completely.

When you are ready to serve, stir the avocado, chive greens, and cilantro into the shrimp ceviche. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, if needed. To plate the Lucky Lunch, scatter one-fourth of the romaine on a large serving plate, then drizzle with some of the shrimp marinade. Use a slotted spoon to scoop 1/3 cup of the ceviche onto the center of the lettuce, then top with 1 star tortilla chip. Layer with another scoop of ceviche, another star tortilla chip, more ceviche, and top with another star tortilla chip. Garnish with some of the chive blossoms.

Repeat to make 3 additional Lucky Lunches and serve immediately, with a bowl of the baked tortilla chips alongside.

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