This is a beautifully simple and tasty dish that will make you feel healthy after eating it. It's light and spicy and is perfect accompanied by chopped spring onions, sharp green salad and a glass of chilled white wine. But asparagus goes really well with it too, especially with all those umami flavours! If you want to avoid the refined sugar in the chilli sauce, then you can always use a little squeeze on honey and some chilli flakes instead.
What a combination of tastes!
I grew up enjoying this simple but tasty rice dish which my mom used to make now and then when she was in a good mood. This is a very simple dish to impress your guests instead of plain rice with some side dishes or relish. It is a very wholesome and tasty dish which you can easily enjoy on its own as your simple dinner.
Try Colleen O'Hara from Cloughjordan House's recipe for gorgeous spiced pork belly, glazed with sweet damson jam.
I have a special place in my heart for ham hocks. Certainly, not the most attractive ingredient to hold a fondness for, but I put it down to my inner cheapskate. I love the idea that for very little money you can produce something delicious. This ham hock recipe doesn't use gelatin, but if you prefer a firmer setting you could add a leaf of gelatin to the cooking liquid once the ham hocks are cooked. You can also make the terrine in individual Kilner jars to serve.
Batter pudding is the Irish version of Yorkshire pudding. Many Irish like their meat quite well cooked, which rather spoils a good joint of beef in my opinion. A largish piece of beef cooked in this way will have the best flavour, as small joints are disappointing.