Game of Thrones Feast for the Novice Chef

So you’re excited about the Game of Thrones Season 7 premier and you want to throw a bit of a party. As a novice chef, you’re itching to try some GoT themed dishes without too much hassle. Here’s what I’m planning for our 6 person get together tomorrow!

  • Pigeon Pie
  • (Oberyn’s) Smashed Potatoes
  • Basic Dinner Rolls
  • Tea Stained Boiled Eggs (Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs)
  • Baked Chickpeas
  • Cocktails!

Pigeon Pie

Photo credit: www.atablefortwo.com.au/2014/04/game-of-thrones-faux-pigeon-pie/

While us westerners (and particularly those of us living in NYC amongst the rats-of-the-air) aren’t necessarily accustomed to eating pigeon, you can still get the feel of a pigeon pie by using a meat filling, either chicken, lamb, pork, or beef, inside a puff pastry. How decorative you want it to be is up to you. We’re planning to pop the pastries into muffin tins for personal pies and easy eating.


(Oberyn’s) Smashed Potatoes

Photo credit: http://www.food.com/recipe/smashed-potatoes-123403

A nice hearty side to go with our pies are smashed micro potatoes. After boiling, we’ll use some fresh herbs and twice bake the potatoes for a nice crispy crust.


Basic Dinner Rolls

Photo credit: mine!

I was in the mood to bake today so I found a quick dinner roll recipe and whipped these babies up. They’ll go perfectly with our pies and potatoes and are delicious on their own or with butter.


Tea Stained Boiled Eggs (Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs)

Photo credit: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-chinese-marbled-tea-eggs-227289

Another grab and go snack that looks awesome are traditional Chinese tea leaf eggs. They are beautiful and tasty (yes, I love salt). I skip the anise as I’m not a fan, but the other spices, tea, and soy sauce are delicious.


Baked Chickpeas

Photo credit: https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/spicy-oven-roasted-chickpeas-30368

While the show is on, we’ll definitely want something to nibble on, especially with the cocktails (see below). These easy baked chickpeas are go to’s of ours, especially during game nights, and our friends love them. Simply drain a can of chickpeas, spread evenly on a baking sheet, and put them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until crispy. Salt afterwards and enjoy!


Alternatives

Two that I’m not sure about yet are the Dragon Scale Cake and the Arya Tarts. To get a jump on cooking, I made the dinner rolls tonight and plan to start the eggs early tomorrow to ensure prime marbling.

Photo credit: https://livforcake.com/game-of-thrones-dragonscale-cake/
Photo credit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Aryas-Snitched-Tarts-51102410

Cocktails

As for the drinks, I found this amazing list of delicious sounding cocktails. Mark and I have been rewatching the older GoT seasons and we tried the Lioness this evening. We can confirm it is delicious, easy, and does in fact remain separated to maintain that super cool orange to red gradient.

Photo credit: https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenzaser/game-of-thrones-cocktails?utm_term=.xnobR9Q4R&crlt.pid=camp.ZlnJlxRsH4mp#.vv15qex3q

Whether you decide to try any of these recipes or not, I hope you enjoy the premier! Would love to see or hear about your plans!


Update: Day After

Everything was a success! The meat pies were especially delicious and easy to make!

Leftovers lunch today (with some added greens)!