Harissa paste is made from a mixture of chillies, garlic and spices and is very popular in North African cooking. This recipe also works well if you substitute curry paste for the harissa paste.
Hake or whiting would also work well in this simple and tasty dish.
This risotto can be served as a starter or main course and is always a favourite.
This recipe is perfect to feed a crowd and the shoulder or gigot of pork are the best cuts to use. This is best served warm. If you are nervous about tying up the joint, bring the stuffing down to your butchers and get him to do it for you.
Most supermarkets are now selling a mixed packet of gourmet or wild mushrooms, which would be perfect to use in this dish. However, if you prefer you could use all closed cup or chestnut mushrooms
You can also use neck of lamb or gigot chops to make this stew. Simply ask your butcher to cut it into 1½cm slices for you. This is a great nutritionally complete dinner in one pot for the whole family.
A tasty and satisfying lunch, with garlic aioli and tomato salsa
A great starter for your Irish feast!
Perfect for barbequing, served with a pile of warmed pitta breads or flour tortillas.
For a more fragrant and pungent dish, the lamb can be covered in clingfilm and marinated in the fridge for up to 24 hours to allow the spices to penetrate the meat. The accompanying couscous can be jazzed up with pistachio nuts and dried fruits.