Cointreau Infused Strawberry Meringues

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

These meringues have a crisp exterior and delicious, marshmallow-like centres. They will keep for at least one week in an airtight container, just add the strawberry topping just before serving or the meringues will go soft.

Wilted Spinach

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great nourishment.

Pizza Tart with Irish Brie

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A versatile tart with all of the familiar pizza flavours but on a crisp puff pastry base. Try to use the all butter puff pastry, which is now widely available, as the flavour is so much better. If you don’t fancy using Brie try slices of mozzarella or goat’s cheese.

Wild Mushroom Strudel

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a wonderful combination of soft mushrooms and crisp pastry.

Deconstructed prawn cocktail

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A twist on an old classic. When my mother and I were cooking together, it was always one of the most popular dishes. Even today we still get requests from customers for it, so I’ve developed a modern take on it.

Pear Belle-Hélène

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I'll never forget the first time I tasted it in the Grand Hotel in Berlin and just kept on going back for more!

Smoked Belly of Pork with Creamed White Beans and Date Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

We get this smoked pork belly from our excellent local craft butcher, Kevin McGovern, based in Belleek, Co. Fermanagh. It’s coal smoked and has a very similar taste to kassler, the German dish, which is traditionally served with sauerkraut. Use any leftover trimmings for pasta Carbonara. The braising juice can be used for a celeriac soup or can be frozen.

MacNean Cheesecake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

In the restaurant, we serve this cheesecake with a Jammie Dodger and sometimes a nice Quenelle of Raspberry Sorbet or Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream. The cheesecake itself is really light, as we use a light cream cheese from Jane and Kieran Cassidy, who run Kilbeg Dairy Delights in Kells, Co Meath. Look out for their products, as they really do have the most wonderful range of soft cheeses and yoghurt. I like to decorate the plate with dried raspberries and baby Maltesers, both of which are available from good catering suppliers.

Venison Steaks with Stewed Plums and Roasted Garlic Mash

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I love venison and think it’s vastly underrated.

Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Boulangère Potatoes

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This dish is hassle-free - perfect for a dinner party or Sunday lunch.




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