Rocky Road

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Donal's rocky road from the Kitchen Hero: Christmas Special!

Moroccan Chickpea Burgers

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Decent burgers from store-cupboard ingredients, who’d have thought? I love these little Moroccan veggie burgers – they have a great, nutty flavour.

Rich Tomato Shellfish Soup

From: Kitchen Hero: HomeCooked

This soup makes a lovely spicy shellfish broth that is perfect for a cold winter's day. You can also add white fish cut into chunks to this soup at the same time as the mussels.

Baked Mussel Risotto with Potatoes

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Test with knife pushed through the layers: it's ready when the potatoes are nearly tender and the rice is still a little 'al dente'.

Spicy Seafood Paella

From: Kitchen Hero: HomeCooked

What I love most about this recipe is that a big steaming pan of food is served straight to the table and people just dig in. It also makes a great leftover lunchbox - if you're lucky enough to have any left.

Swedish Gravadlax

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

Gravadlax is truly a thing of beauty, and although quite different in taste, is what I like to think of as Sweden's answer to our delicious smoked salmon!

Carrot & Courgette Cake with Rosemary & Orange Crème Fraiche

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Carrot, courgette and cardamom are a wonderful combination of flavours. The cake itself is moist enough but for that extra special touch you can add the delicious rosemary & orange crème fraiche. If you want to go all out, you can make mini carrots and courgettes out of marzipan with a little orange and green food colouring and angelica root for the stalks. This cake will keep in the fridge for 3–5 days.

Blackberry Amber

From: Kitchen Hero: Rediscovering The Irish Kitchen

This is a very good way to serve blackberries as the top of the dessert is both soft and crisp. Apple can also be used.

Teriyaki Salmon with Noodles and a Peanut Dressing

From: Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less

The fantastic thing about this recipe is that all it takes is to marinate the salmon and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Serve with noodles in a peanut butter dressing for a tasty main course!


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