“They used Meera’s helm for a cooking pot, chopping up the catch into little cubes and tossing in some water and some wild onions Hodor had found to make a froggy stew. It wasn’t as good as deer, but it wasn’t bad either…” -A Storm of Swords
I cheated a little with this recipe. Since I’m not starving out on the moors of Northern Westeros, I opted to actually cook some elements of this dish differently than described. I knew it had to include trout, frogs, and an equivalent to wild onions (not many of those in Boston), but since I’d be eating it, I also wanted it to be as tasty as possible while staying pretty close to the book.
This was my first time trying frog, and I was pleasantly surprised. The meat was soft, not chewy as I had expected, and tasted mostly like a slightly gamey chicken with a hint of fish. The overall soup, while not the tastiest thing I’ve made for the blog, was better than I expected.
In the end, though, I’ve got to agree with Bran: it’s pretty good, but it’s no venison! :)