Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sister’s Stew Recipe- Game of Thrones Food Recipes


In A Dance with Dragons, Lord Godric Borrell served Davos Seaworth a bowl of Sister's Stew when he arrived on the Three Sisters. This particular version also included saffron.

The beer was brown, the bread black, the stew a creamy white. She served it in a trencher hollowed out of a stale loaf. It was thick with leeks, carrots, barley, and turnips white and yellow, along with clams and chunks of cod and crabmeat, swimming in a stock of heavy cream and butter. It was the sort of stew that warmed a man right down to his bones, just the thing for a wet, cold night.

What is Sister's Stew?

Sister's Stew is a thick creamy white seafood stew that is served on the three islands known as the Three Sisters.

The stew is made with leeks, carrots, barley, and turnips white and yellow, pepper, salt, clams, chunks of cod and crabmeat in a stock of heavy cream and butter. There are three kinds of crabs in it: Red crabs and spider crabs and conquerors.


Serves 6
Soaking barley: 1 hour
Stock: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes

Pairs well with Black Bread, Arya’s Snitched Tarts, light beer such as a lager or pilsner

This stew is exactly as good as it sounds in the book. The vegetables add a welcome splash of color that is absent from many seafood chowders. Despite the vast quantities of fish that go into the stew, it does not taste overly fishy. Instead, the seafood flavors melt into the creamy broth, mingling with the aromatic garlic and the subtle hint of saffron. Consider serving the stew in a hollowed loaf of black bread—this adds so many additional complex flavors that you will find yourself spooning up more and more to try to experience them all.


1½ pounds cod, cut into chunks
2 cups cold water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 big leeks (white and light green parts only), well washed and chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
½ cup pearl barley, soaked for at least 1 hour in warm water
1 medium turnip, diced
1 cup heavy cream (do not try to go light and use half and-half)
½ teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
½ cup crabmeat, real or imitation
½ cup clam meat


1) Place ½ pound of the cod in a pot with the water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

2) Then remove the fish with a slotted spoon and set it aside for later. Keep the water, as this is your fish stock.

3) In a large saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the leeks, carrots, and garlic over medium-low heat.

4) Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.

5) Add the wine and increase the heat, bringing it to a boil.

6) Add the fish stock, thyme, salt, pepper, barley, and turnips; cook for about 20 minutes, or until the turnips are tender.

7) Warm the cream in a small saucepan—it should not even simmer—then rub the saffron threads into it until the cream turns a nice golden color.

8) Stir the cream and evaporated milk into the broth and turnip mixture.

9) Add the remaining chunks of fish (both raw and cooked), the crab, and the clams.

10) Cover and cook on medium low for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fish is opaque.

11) Serve hot. If you prefer you can add plenty of freshly ground pepper and black bread (or, if you really want to go for it , serve in hollowed out large rolls or small bread loaves)

Cooking Tip: If you’re going to use the bread for bowls, let them cool completely before cutting off the top and hollowing them out. This is a pretty dense bread, so you can afford to go closer to the edge.

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