Essential Cooking Recipes for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

So you’re looking to master the culinary arts of Hyrule, are you? As the latest chapter of The Legend of Zelda saga unfolds in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll need to cook up a storm to boost your hearts, stamina, defense and more. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We packed this guide with easy-to-follow recipes for Link’s full spread of restorative meals, elixirs and snacks. Whether you’re facing a treacherous trek up Death Mountain, a showdown with a Stone Talus, or just want to boost your stats for the sheer joy of exploration, these recipes will have you packing a mighty picnic basket. Grab your cooking pot, light a fire and let’s get cooking – your next grand adventure awaits!

Hearty Meat and Potato Stew – Fit for a Hero

To prepare for your epic adventure across Hyrule, you’ll need to fuel up on hearty, home-cooked meals. This meat and potato stew is perfect for restoring health and stamina after a long day of questing.

You’ll need:

  • 1 lb beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To make the stew:

  1. Season the beef cubes generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a Dutch oven and brown the beef on all sides, about 5-7 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, and potatoes to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the wine and broth and bring to a boil. Return the beef and any accumulated juices to the pot.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until the beef is tender, about 2 to 3 hours. Skim off excess fat from the surface. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  5. Ladle the hearty stew into bowls and enjoy with crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth. May the Goddesses bless you with health and courage for your quest ahead! This nourishing meal will fuel your heroism across the kingdom.

Goron Spiced Rock Sirloin

To make Goron Spiced Rock Sirloin, you’ll need to gather some essential ingredients. Head to your local bazaar and pick up rock sirloin, Goron spice rub, Hylian rice, and fresh mushrooms.

Once you have the goods, it’s time to cook. Start by coating the rock sirloin in the Goron spice rub. The blend of chili peppers, garlic, and rock salt will give the meat a kick of flavor.

  • Sear the rock sirloin in a hot skillet with some olive oil until browned, about 5-6 minutes per side. Then, transfer to a baking dish and roast in a 400 F oven until the center reaches your desired doneness. For medium-rare, cook about 15-20 minutes.

While the rock sirloin roasts, cook the Hylian rice according to package directions. Sauté the mushrooms in the same skillet you used for the rock sirloin. Season with salt and pepper.

When the rock sirloin has finished roasting, let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Spoon the rice and mushrooms onto plates and top with slices of the spicy rock sirloin. Enjoy your hearty Goron-inspired meal!

Making Goron Spiced Rock Sirloin is the perfect way to experience the bold flavors of Death Mountain. With the right blend of spices and a little patience, you’ll be transported straight to the Eldin Province. Cook up an extra helping—we have a feeling Daruk would want seconds!

Zoran Fried Cucco Wings


To make Zoran Fried Cucco Wings, you’ll need:

  • 1 whole cucco (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, peanut, etc.)


  1. Cut the cucco into wings by slicing through the joints. Remove the wing tips if desired.
  2. Place the buttermilk and wings in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Remove the wings from the buttermilk and dredge in the flour mixture, coating all sides evenly.
  4. Fill a large Dutch oven or deep skillet with oil to a depth of about 3 inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat to 350 F.
  5. Carefully add wings to the hot oil in a single layer. Do not crowd the pot. Fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve the fried cucco wings warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, and Zora’s Domain secret sauce are all great options. Enjoy your tasty treat—just be careful not to choke on any small bones!

These crispy fried cucco wings are sure to be a hit with any Hylian or Zora. Frying them to a perfect golden brown and serving them piping hot will make them irresistible. The blend of spices provides lots of flavor without overpowering the natural taste of the meat. Whether enjoying them as a snack at home or as a dish at a potluck with friends, Zoran Fried Cucco Wings are essential eating in Hyrule.

Korok Forest Mushroom Risotto


To make Korok Forest Mushroom Risotto, you’ll need:

  • Arborio rice: A starchy Italian rice perfect for risotto.
  • Mushroom stock: Use vegetable or porcini mushroom stock for extra flavor.
  • White wine (optional): Adds a touch of acidity. You can substitute with lemon juice.
  • Mushrooms: A mix of cremini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Slice and sauté.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese: Grated parmesan cheese adds a savory, salty flavor.
  • Butter: Adds richness, creaminess and shine.
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper: Season to taste.


  1. Heat the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add the mushrooms and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a separate pot, heat the mushroom stock. Keep warm on low heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 1 cup of rice and stir frequently until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of wine and stir frequently until absorbed. Add 1/2 cup of warm stock and stir frequently until absorbed. Repeat adding stock 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently, until rice is al dente and risotto is creamy, about 20 minutes total.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sautéed mushrooms, 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and 1 tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Let the risotto rest for 2 minutes, then stir vigorously with a wooden spoon to release excess starch and make it extra creamy. Serve immediately, topped with extra parmesan and parsley if desired.

Buon appetito! This hearty mushroom risotto is perfect comfort food for a long trek through Korok Forest. The mix of mushrooms adds lots of savory umami flavor. Make extra – any leftovers reheat well and are great topped with a fried egg for breakfast. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Silent Princess Salad With Goddess Dressing

Silent Princess Salad

To make the Silent Princess Salad, you’ll need to gather some key ingredients from Hyrule. The vibrant purple petals of the silent princess flower pair perfectly with the crisp greens in this light, refreshing salad.


  • 2 cups mixed greens (e.g. spinach, arugula, spring mix)
  • 1 cup silent princess flower petals
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons goddess dressing (recipe below)


  1. Rinse the greens and spin dry or pat with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  2. Gently rinse the flower petals and radishes. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Add the greens, petals, radishes, goat cheese, and walnuts to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  4. Drizzle the goddess dressing over the salad and toss lightly to coat. You can add more dressing to taste.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy your Silent Princess Salad! The floral notes of the petals pair perfectly with the tangy goat cheese and earthy walnuts.

Goddess Dressing

Whisk together:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

This light vinaigrette complements the flavors of the Silent Princess Salad beautifully. You’ll want to make a double batch—it’s also delicious on other salads! Store any leftover dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


So there you have it, some essential recipes to keep you nourished on your epic quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Whether you need a boost of stamina from a hearty mushroom skewer or want to replenish your hearts with a pumpkin potage, you now have the know-how to cook up a storm. The open-world setting means a lot of exploring, so pack your cooking pot and get foraging. Don’t forget to stock up on ingredients in towns and stable shops in between completing shrines and defeating enemies. Most importantly, take your time to enjoy the scenic vistas in this beautiful game. Happy cooking and may the Triforce be with you!

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