In honor of the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere this coming Sunday, Evelyne of CulturEatz and I have joined forces to bring you a week's worth of GoT-inspired recipes! Each day one of us will post a new recipe (so, 3 recipes each), but on premiere day we will both share a recipe based on a fun theme within Game of Thrones—Oysters, Clams, and Cockles!
Evelyne kicked things off yesterday with a dish inspired by the infamous Red Wedding, this Blackberry Galette with Red Wine Sauce. For my dish, I decided to go way back to the beginning, actually pulling from the first book, A Game of Thrones. I love the scene in the book and the tv series where Jon convinces Ned that he should let his 5 "trueborn" children keep the direwolf pups they found next to their dead mother...that it was meant to be since there were 5 pups and 5 kids (2 girls and 3 boys of each).
As they begin to ride away with the pups, Jon hears a small wimper and finds the runt of the litter (in the tv show) and not specifically called the runt in the book, but instead it mentions that while the rest were grey, this one was all white with red eyes. He is meant for Ned's bastard, and one of my my favorite characters, Jon Snow.
And as much as I adore Jon Snow, I also adore his direwolf, Ghost. The passage that I drew inspiration from is early in the book, shortly after they've found the pups. None of the trueborn kids are allowed to have their pups at the table, but where Jon is seated, nobody pays attention or tells him he can't be there, so Ghost sits at his feet...and Jon helps him grow big and fierce and loyal.
"Hungry again?" he asked. There was still half a honeyed chicken in the center of the table. Jon reached out to tear off a leg, and then had a better idea. He knifed the bird whole and let the carcass slide to the floor between his legs. Ghost ripped into it in savage silence.
-A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
Game of Thrones Food BattleEvelyne – July 10: Blackberry Galette with Red Wine Sauce for a Red Wedding
Heather – July 11: Honeyed Chicken
Evelyne – July 12: tba
Heather – July 13: tba
Evelyne – July 14: tba
Heather – July 15: tba
Evelyne and Heather – July 16 (theme: Oysters, Clams and Cockles): tba
Check out all of the recipes inspired by Game of Thrones on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. I'm also sharing this with Baking Mischief's #AFeastofThrones linkup with Fandom Foodies!
I used Inn at the Crossroads Honeyed Chicken recipe as a starting point for my version, but Feast of Starlight's Honeyed Chicken also sounds amazing!
Yield: serves 8-10 (or 1 direwolf)Author: Heather Schmitt-GonzalezPrint Recipe
Honeyed Chickenprep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hour and 30 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 45 mins
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup fruity red wine
- 1/4 cup wild natural lingonberries
- 1 tablespoon salted butter (or unsalted and a big pinch of salt)