This weeks Game of Thrones meal is inspired by Stannis Baratheon. Elder brother of the late King Robert and the self proclaimed One True King. Your thoughts? Stannis doesn’t like fish but, his home, Dragonstone, is an island that is surrounded by them. I’m not the biggest fan of fish either and the words “fish” and “pie” give me the creeps when strung together. I will however try anything once. So today we try, Fish Pie with Leeks and Herbs. It was great. My one year old gobbled it up and asked for more. I shall never doubt anything that can be put into pie form again. Ha!
Shae: And I tell him the story of how we meet.
Lord Varys: To find so lovely a creature working in your father’s kitchens – it almost beggars belief.
Tyrion Lannister: Strange things do happen. You should taste her fish pie.
Shae: I don’t think Lord Varys likes fish pie.
– Game of Thrones: The Night Lands (#2.2)
2 lbs floury potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 1/2 cups milk (1 of which is warmed)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 trimmed leek, cut into thin rounds
1 bay leaf
300g any firm white fish, I used a mixture of cod and snapper
200g boneless, skinless salmon
140g smoked haddock (if you can find it)
2 Tbsp plain flour
1 tsp dry mustard powder
Small bunch chives, snipped
Handful flat-leafed parsley, chopped