This has been an awesome weekend for me. I have actually contacted and have a phone meeting with Chelsea Monroe–Cassel, one of the authors of the Inn at The Crossroads blog and A Feast of Ice and Fire! Since I’m a huge fan of the blog and the book, this is a pretty big deal for me, and she has agreed to shoot some video for me for my senior project, so soon everyone can watch her interview.
Anyways, OF COURSE I made some Game of Thrones food last night. What did I make? Why, I made honeyed chicken. And it was glorious.
6 lb Chicken [$7]
sm. Honey(about 2/3 cup)[$2]
Dried cranberries, raisins, anything you have on hand
Apple cider vinegar [$1.50]
Butter, lots of it
Preheat oven to 450. Pat the chicken dry, rub with lots of butter and sprinkle with salt. Place in the oven and roast, taking out every 20 or 30 minutes to add melted butter over the top (I used about half a stick of butter for this). The chicken took about an hour and a half to cook.
Meanwhile, add the honey, 1 cup vinegar, the dried fruits in a saucepan over medium heat. I also added some butter, chopped sage and chopped rosemary. Those herbs go wonderfully with chicken so i figured why not? Also because the recipe called for mint but the store was out so I got fresh sage and found some fresh rosemary in the fridge and decided to add it. It was a good decision. Let the mixture reduce for about half and hour.
I served the chicken with buttered carrots, pillsbury biscuits, and a gravy I made out of the organ meat from the chicken. It was hearty, like the kind of food eaten at Winterfell (it WAS from the part of the book featuring food from the North).
It’s a pretty foolproof recipe, so give it a try soon!