Whether you’ve watched them all obsessively, scratching your head as more characters are introduced and shouting with outrage when a “safe” character is killed off, or avoided the series thus far, we’re sure you’ve heard the chatter and excitement around this season of Game of Thrones. Based on the novel series A Song of Fire and Ice, the hit HBO series has captured our attention since 2011 when the first season premiered. Now in its third season, we can’t get enough of the intricate plot, abundance of characters and mouthwatering foods described throughout. As the season comes to a close, we’re hunkering down with our own collection of Game of Thrones themed snacks. Nothing helps to ease stress quite like a handful of cookies or another glass of wine, and if this week’s final episode is anywhere close to as shocking as last week’s we’ll be stress eating like mad men!
Host your own viewing party with any or all of these incredible themed dishes!
Simple Dornish Fare of Pita and Hummus: A land in the southern desert of Westeros, Dorne has a very Mediterranean feel. This simple feast of homemade pita bread, hummus, olives and feta is light, refreshing and the perfect appetizer for your season finale viewing party! (Recipe and Photo: Inn at the Crossroads)
Creamy Chestnut Soup: Sibling rivalry runs finest between Tyrion and Cersei Lannister proving just how little family ties mean when the Iron Throne is on the line. In A Clash of Kings, Cersei serves Tyrion a meal beginning with creamy chestnut soup, during which Tyrion is wary of poison. This version is packed with roasted chestnuts, spices and herbs for a complex and poison free dish. (Recipe and Photo: Bryton Taylor)
Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken: A hearty Northern dish, honeyed chicken offers an elegant centerpiece to any Game of Thrones themed meal. This version incorporates herbes de Provence for an extra kick of flavor and is served with root vegetables to create a dish that would keep any Stark fully satisfied. (Recipe and Photo: Full Measure of Happiness)
Dothraki Blood Pies: Queen of the Dothraki and mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, is incredibly badass. She first proves herself in Season One when she eats the horse heart that will give strength to her unborn child. These Dothraki blood pies are made with blood sausage and lamb and deep fried for a warm and crispy finish. (Recipe and Photo: Inn at the Crossroads)
Lemon Cakes: A favorite dessert both in Winterfell and Kings Landing, these lemon cakes are more reminiscent of cookies than of today’s modern cake. This version yields bite-sized chewy cookies packed with tart lemon flavor for a perfect after dinner (or pre-dinner) treat. (Recipe and Photo: Not Your Momma’s Cookie)
Iced Blueberries in Sweet Cream: Even though it was first enjoyed by the Night’s Watch by the freezing wall, we think this simple semi-frozen dessert is just the ticket for the start of summer! Follow our directions for freezing berries, and mix in some homemade sweet cream to create this simple decadence that can be enjoyed by all in any season. (Recipe and Photo: Simply Suzanne’s)
Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Pistachios: Masters of decadence, our friends at King’s Landing have a knack for making even the simple things in life seem extravagant. For dessert, it doesn’t get much simpler than serving fruit, and grilling halved stone peaches brings out the complexities of the flavor for a lavish experience like no other. This version rounds off the caramelized peaches with mascarpone and chopped pistachios. (Recipe and Photo: Fifteen Spatulas)
Mulled Wine: Mulled wine was a very common treat in medieval times and throughout the lands in Game of Thrones. This version calls for a traditional blend of winter spices and flavors including cardamon, cinnamon and oranges. Try serving it chilled over ice if you find yourself sweating with nerves over this exciting final episode! (Recipe and Photo: Kitchen Parade)