Baked ham and leeks au gratin

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Of course you could use a cured Parma-type ham in this recipe or replace the Cheddar with Gruyere which also has excellent melting properties.

Prawns in Kataifi Pastry with Lemon Mayonnaise

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A spectacular prawn dish that's well worth the effort.

Neven Maguire's The Orchard

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Apple Panna Cotta with Apple Jelly, Glazed Apple Tart, Apple Crumble and Apple Parfait. This is our signature dessert and a great way to present apples when they’re in season. The idea is to take your taste buds on a journey of lots of different textures and flavours. We call it The Orchard after Co. Armagh.

Breast of Thornhill Duck with Sweet Potato Fondants

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Ken Moffit is one of our oldest suppliers and operates less than five minutes from the restaurant. He rears a specific breed called Peking duck, which are smaller than usual and are specially bred for flavour.

Duck Confit with Savoy Cabbage and Red Onion Sauté

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Confit is a traditional French way of cooking duck. The method is centuries-old - first the meat is cured in salt, then poached in its own fat. Be prepared that this special recipe does take a while, but it's definitely worth it. You'll need about 1 litre (1¾ pints) of duck fat, available from your butcher or larger supermarkets. If you don't have enough, combine with peanut oil or chicken fat, or just use either of those instead.

Spicy Goat's Cheese with Polenta, Chilli Jam and Pesto

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This goat's cheese is coated in spicy crumbs, then deep-fried and served on golden squares of polenta.

Blueberry and Cream Cheese Citrus Tart

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

These tarts can be eaten warm or cold and of course you could use any soft fruit that is in season, or a good store-cupboard standby would be a drained can of apricot slices in natural juice.

Ham, Irish cheese and pickled shallots

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A lovely, rustic and Irish after-meal accompaniment

Coffee and cardamom cake

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to An Cupan Tae in Galway. Serve with pistachio cream




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