What to Eat While Watching Game of Thrones
I have a confession to make: I eat dinner while watching Game of Thrones. If you watch the series, you probably know it’s not exactly the most appetizing of TV shows, but nonetheless it happens. I have discovered, however, that there are some dishes better suited for sudden gore or lewd scenes. So if you too find yourself watching HBO on a Sunday night, here’s my guide to choosing the right meal.
The key to eating while watching Game of Thrones is not eat anything too messy, too healthy, or meat that’s too rare. Keep things simple and hearty and you’ll be set. As should be expected, there will be a lot of meat going on in these dishes.
I’ve broken down this guide into menus based on the main families or people in Game of Thrones, so whether you’re a fan of the Starks or the White Walkers, you’ll be able to find a suitable dinner.
You only get to drink red wine for dinner. Sorry. That is all.
The Greyjoys live on the Iron Islands, so start your meal with some oysters and then move on to a a hearty fish stew like this creamy dairy-free fish chowder. No dessert for you.
The Night’s Watch
The men of the Night’s Watch aren’t fancy. In protecting the Wall they deal with lots of crazy stuff and deserve a warm, hearty meal that isn’t very expensive. Make this vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie for dinner, and drink lots of homemade beer.
Army of the Free Folk
It’s tough out there for a Wildling. North of the Wall is a cold, harsh place, but south of the Wall isn’t safe either. You have to take what you can get in terms of food. You only eat scraps of stuff: take a couple spoonfuls of some brown stew and then try a handful of this garlicky roasted broccoli followed by this bacon beans with pineapple.
If you’re a fan of the White Walkers and want to support them on their secret plans of world domination, all you should eat for dinner is some one-ingredient banana ice cream. Cold, strong, forceful. You don’t need real food to survive.