Monday, April 25, 2016

Game of Thrones Direwolf Pigeon Pie

Last night was a day many of us fantasy genre fans were waiting for - the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 6.  Anytime I can get to see Jon Snow on the small screen is a win (too bad they killed him off last season), but last night's episode delivered at least a little Snow action.  But...enough about Jon Snow and on to the Westerosi food, which very much represented at Moses and Sonya's big GOT debut party.  Not only did we feast on mulled wine, brown stew, and lemon cakes of course, I also cooked up a special direwolf pigeon pie you see above. 

Using a rustic recipe I spotted on Delicious Magazine's website, I substituted the need for real pigeon, pheasant and venison meat for good ol' chicken.  Using both ground chicken as well as leftover roast chicken breasts, I made it taste a lot heartier by adding a good amount of red wine and beef broth. In fact, someone at the party remarked at how much the chicken actually tasted like beef.  So all in all, mission accomplished.

To give this an extra special touch, I found an illustration of a direwolf, traced it onto the pie dough and then placed it in the center.  I then found some whole peppercorns in my pantry, which I used for his eye.  Really fun, and the result was earthy, primal and totally delicious. Hope you try it as well - here's Delicious' recipe.

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