The final half of the final season of Game of Thrones is upon us and we’re all wondering the same thing: Who wins the game?
Each week, I’m going to do a theme recipe for each of my guesses for who will sit on the iron throne in the end. Since I’ve planned these out in advance, it’s entirely possible that all six of these guesses will die before their post goes live. I hope that’s not the case, but bearing that in mind, I’ll be ordering my posts by most likely to die to least likely to die. Sadly.
If you guys want to see me make these recipes live, tune into www.twitch.tv/fontinaturner. I’ll be cooking on Saturday and posting the recipes on Sunday.
Anyway, let’s dig in.
This is my least favorite prediction. It’s not what I want, but it is entirely possible that Cersei Lannister will end up on the throne in the end. She’s devious and great at killing everyone but herself. Or rather, having them killed.
With the prophecy that Mellisandre re-delivered to Arya last week, I think we’re in good shape to avoid the Cersei tyrannical rule. Arya will shut eyes forever: brown, blue and green. I think the brown were Frey, the blue obviously happened last week and the green I’m convinced will be Cersei’s. Wishful thinking? Perhaps.
That being said, let’s move on with this week’s recipe. We put together Angel Hair Pasta with Emerald Green Veggies in a White Wine Sauce. Meanwhile, we’ll find out what happens with this crazy piece of work. After all, she’s the one that said, “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” (That’s the name of the show!)
Angel Hair Pasta with Emerald Green Veggies in a White Wine Sauce.
1/2 lb. angel hair pasta, cooked to preference
10 slices of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 lb. asparagus tips
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup pinot grigio
1 cup pasta water
1 cup spinach
10-12 basil leaves (more for garnish)
1/2 cup pecorino cheese, grated (more for garnish)
salt and pepper
Cook the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove to paper towel-line plate and toss in the asparagus tips with garlic and some salt and pepper. Cook about 3 minutes, until bright green. Remove to the bacon plate.
Whisk in the wine and pasta water and simmer until reduced by about half. This will take 10-15 minutes, depending on your heat. Once reduced, add to the pan the pasta, bacon, asparagus, spinach and basil. Once mixed, toss in the grated cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve, topped with a light sprinkle of cheese and the basil leaves.
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