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"House of the Dragon" Inspired Meal: Feast Like a Queen

Pop culture enthusiast and home chef. I love creating delicious and eye-catching meals, and I love a theme.

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Game of Thrones Feast

Whether you are rewatching Game of Thrones to tide you over until the next season of House of the Dragon, or you are still catching up with the dance of the dragons, you can feast like a queen (or king, if you inexplicably side with House Green) with a delicious medieval themed meal.

The star of the show, the Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen if you will, is a thickly sliced tomahawk ribeye. This particular cut of ribeye leaves at least six to 12 inches of bone attached, making it look like it belongs on a banquet table in King’s Landing.

For extra flavor and Seven Kingdoms–style flair, serve with a side of sauteed and chopped onions and baby bella mushrooms. We rounded out this feast with roasted rainbow carrots (the larger the better, aesthetically) and fried potato wedges.

Tomahawk ribeye

Tomahawk ribeye

Ingredients

For the steak and vegetables:

  • 1 (36oz) tomahawk ribeye
  • 6 yellow or russet potatoes
  • 10 rainbow carrots
  • 2 giant carrots
  • shredded kale, for garnish
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons worchester sauce
  • avocado oil
  • olive oil

For the negroni sbagliato:

  • 2 ounces Campari
  • 2 ounces sweet red vermouth
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • orange rind, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Let the ribeye sit out for about 30 minutes to bring it down to room temperature. Season liberally with salt and pepper
  3. While the steak rests, cut the potatoes into quarter wedges (cut them a bit rustically to fit the overall theme of the meal). Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Peel the carrots (including the giant carrots), but do not slice. Mix with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Place the potatoes and carrots on a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are roasted and soft.
  6. To make the onion and mushroom garnish: Dice the yellow onions and half of the baby bella mushrooms. Thinly slice the other half of the mushrooms. Add olive oil to a pan and sauté over low heat. Once the onions turn translucent, add Worchester sauce and stir often until the onions caramelize.
  7. Heat avocado oil in a flat cast-iron skillet until very hot. Sear both sides of the steak until you have a nice even, almost burnt crust.
  8. Finish the steak in the oven for about 25 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 125 degrees.
  9. Let the steak rest about 15 minutes before serving on a large platter with the carrots and potatoes. Garnish with shredded kale.
  10. To make your negroni sbagliato with prosecco: In a mixing glass, combine equal (2-ounce) portions of Campari, sweet red vermouth, and prosecco. Stir gently. With the peel of an orange, gently rub the rim of the glass and twist to release orange oils. Pour over a large ice cube and garnish with the rind.
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Tips for Cooking the Steak

For a mouthwatering meal, simply season the tomahawk very liberally with salt and pepper. You’ll want to sear the cut using the highest temperature possible—without access to a dragon, a cast-iron pan coated in avocado oil is your best bet. Thanks to its higher smoke point, you can get a deep, even sear without overly burning the meat. A flat cast-iron pan is ideal to ensure even coverage, but turning a deeper pan upside down will also do the trick. Once seared, finish cooking the steak in a 375-degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees for rare, or 135 degrees for medium-rare.

If you wanted to go in another direction, an entire roast pig would be appropriate, unless of course you plan to invite Aemond Targaryen.

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Pair It With a Negroni Sbagliato

Whether or not you go full hog with this meal, the only proper way to enjoy the dance of the dragons is while toasting a negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it. In this now-infamous TikTok video, HOTD star Emma D’arcy, aka Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, describes their favorite cocktail in a way that got the entire internet talking.

The word sbagliato means ‘mistake’, so a negroni sbagliato is made with prosecco in place of the traditional gin. This bubbly, bitter concoction is the perfect accompaniment to the hours spent in the realm the long morrow until 2024.

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