Warning: Spoilers everywhere!
Season 1 episode 10: Fire and Blood
Baby Dragons (doo doo doo doo doo!)
Season 3, episode 4: And Now His Watch Is Ended
From the moment Daenerys Targaryen steps out of the flames with three adorable baby dragons and claims her title as Mother of Dragons, we know that something BIG has happened in Westeros. Magic has returned to this world in the form of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion and we've watched them grow up before our eyes. From their tiny, puppy years learning their 'dracarys' command on little skewers of meat and terrible warlocks (how cute are they?) to their tumultuous adolescence roaming the countryside past curfew until grounded and chained in the basement like any normal teenager to their full fire-breathing Lannister army decimating glory. We know these crazy kids and we fear for them as any other character we've come to know and love, and mourn their loss when something terrible happens, as it inevitably does on this show. So this week we honor each of our three beloved fire-breathing, wight-killing, high-flying dragons with a pile of fire-roasted wings in three tasty flavors. (And we're just going to ignore that thing that happened to our golden boy Viserion in season 7.)
Drogon's Wings of Fire
Drogon, biggest and baddest brother of the bunch, is named for Khal Drogo, Dany's first husband,the biggest and baddest khal of his bunch, the Dothraki. Drogon sports black scales and red wings, and is the dragon that Dany prefers to ride - and although he is a bit temperamental, he always has Dany's back - coming in for a dramatic rescue when she is outnumbered and surrounded in the fighting pits of Mereen. So we've made the biggest and baddest of sauces for Drogon's Wings of Fire, a red sauce of srichracha and honey - heat tempered with a little bit of sweetness, garnished with black sesame seeds, just as fiery and tempting as Drogon himself.
Rhaegal's Green Wings
"The green one shall be Rhaegal, for my valiant brother who died on the green banks of the Trident."
Rhaegal, named for Dany's brother Rhaegar Targaryen (warrior, lover, secret dad) is a magnificent jade green and bronze - and we couldn't think of a more delicious recipe than Fiona's Green Chicken recipe from Michelle Tam over at Nom Nom Paleo for Rhaegal's Green Wings. These wings marinated and sauced in this green basil, cilantro and mint goodness will have you singing songs of love like Rhaegar himself, who apparently was a talented musician back in the day.
Viserion's Wings of Gold
"The cream and gold I call Viserion. Viserys was cruel and weak and frightened, yet he was my brother still. His dragon will do what he could not."
Viserion, the little brother of the bunch, is named for Dany's brother Viserys, who died under a crown of gold at the hands of Khal Drogo. Viserion is a beautiful dragon, dressed in cream and gold, a striking contrast to Drogon and Rhaegal and a personality that is described as 'less aggressive' than his brothers. Viserion's Wings of Gold deserve a sauce just as sweet and these fire roasted wings are dressed in a mild and tasty golden curry, garnished with toasted golden sesame seeds. For those wanting something less fiery than Drogon, milder than Rhaegal, this golden sauce is a perfect balance of sweetness and spice, like our favorite golden little brother.
Each sauce recipe works for 2 lbs of wings, with enough extra sauce for dipping, but can easily be scaled up for larger quantities.
Drogon's Wings of Fire (Sriracha Honey Wings)
For the Sauce:
Rhaegal's Green Wings
adapted from Michelle Tam
These wings are best with a little marinating time, unlike the other two wing recipes, so schedule accordingly if you can.
For the Sauce
Viserion's Wings of Gold (Curry Spiced Wings)
For the Sauce