Game of Thrones Feast 5: Dorne

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For tonight’s episode it seemed fitting to cook food from Dorne. This region has food with a very Mediterranean feel to it.  It’s been fun exploring how much the food varies from region to region. The food was delicious and we had a lot of fun eating and watching :)

 

Stuffed Grape Leaves – ground lamb, mushrooms, rice, raisins, and onions, drizzled with lemon juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint jar brined grape leaves, drained, soaked in boiling water for 30 min, then rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tsp finely minced jalapeno or other hot pepper
  • black pepper
  • sea salt
  • 20 crimini mushroom, minced
  • 1/2 lb ground lamb
  • 2 handfuls chopped raisins
  • 1.5 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  • In a skillet over medium heat, saute the onion in oil until it begins to carmelize. Add the hot peppers, mushrooms, and salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the raw ground lamb, raisins, and rice, mixing everything together.
  • Place about 1.5 Tbs of the mixture onto each grape leaf (laid flat with the vein side up). Fold in the end and sides and roll up the packet.
  • Line a large pot with unstuffed grape leaves then arrange as many filled rolls as will fit in a snug layer, seam sides down. Place more unstuffed leaves down on top of these rolls before starting a second layer.
  • When all the rolls are in the pot, pour in the stock, then drizzle the lemon juice over the grape leaves. Set a dish on top of the rolls to keep them pressed down while cooking.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and simmer slowly over medium-low heat for 45 minutes – 1 hour until the meat is cooked. You may need to add more liquid during cooking. Serve at room temperature.

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Spiced lemon duck with root vegetables roasted in duck fat

Ingredients:

  • 1 duck
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tbs olive oil, plus more for covering duck
  • 1/2 tsp salt for sauce plus more for duck
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp ground chili powder
  • black pepper
  • assorted root vegetables, I used 1 potato 2 carrots and 1 leek

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Juice the lemons and stick the empty halves into the duck.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the lemon juice into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, salt, honey, and spices to the pan. Simmer the sauce until it has just begun to reduce, about 5 minutes.
  • Place the duck in a roasting pan. Rub the duck with olive oil then sprinkle liberally with salt. Using a basting brush, apply the glaze to both sides of the duck.
  • Add chopped vegetables to the pan and sprinkle with salt.
  • Roast the duck for ~2 hours, until cooked to 165 F. Continue basting the duck with the glaze every 30 min or so.

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Figs, olives, feta, stuffed dates, etc.

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Dates stuffed with nuts and drizzled in honey

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Chickpea Paste (hummus)

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Flatbread

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Snake with fiery mustard red wine sauce

The snake was a bit more effort to eat than it was worth but I really loved the sauce that went with it. I think I’ll use it for some pork chops or chicken sometime soon. I’ll post the recipe for the sauce here:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbs stone-ground mustard
  • 2 small thai chiles, minced
  • 1/2 green pepper, minced
  • 2/3 cup red wine
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs honey

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Simmer on low until it has reduced by at least a third (about 15 minutes)

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Peppers stuffed with cheese and onions

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Lemonsweet (basically lemonade sweetened with honey)

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Fruit

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Lemon honey lamb chops

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Dornish Creamcakes

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Game of Thrones Feast 5: Dorne

  1. Austin

    Where did you get a snake to eat? What kind is it?

    • I got it at a meat market in Boston called Savenor’s. It has all kinds of interesting meats for sale (camel, kangaroo, alligator, turtle, etc.) It’s rattlesnake. They had python there also.

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  3. AbbyColinaD

    Hello! OMG I love this.
    One thing, why is there no recipe for the creamcakes? :(

  4. This is amazing. I’m going to try a few of these. It all look so beautiful!

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