Friday, November 28, 2014

Breakfast in Mereen by Faelinn

For Feast of Autumn's Twilight III, we experimented with recipes from "A  Feast of Ice and Fire". Breakfast in Mereen is a dish eaten by Daenerys Targaryan in A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.  In the book, Dany breaks her fast on dog sausage, persimmons, and duck eggs.  With supervision from the resident Daenerys (my cat), we put our own spin on the dish using one of her favorite foods (chicken) to make the sausage .
Note: I ground my own meat for the sausage.  I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and left on the little bits of fat for extra flavor since the meat was pretty lean.  If you are not as adventurous (or crazy), you can use store bought ground chicken or turkey. 
2 lbs ground chicken 
2 tsp coarse or kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp  dried marjoram
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 T white wine  (I used a semi-sweet white wine)
olive oil

1. If grinding your own chicken, grind through coarse disk then grind again through fine disk.
2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, spices, and wine.  Mix well using your hands.
3. Separate meat into balls (2-3 inches) and press flat with your hands.
4. Cook on flat top grill or in a pan with a little bit of oil until juice runs clear and the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Serve sausage with a boiled quail egg and fresh mandarin oranges.

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