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.

Creamed Leeks

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great with so many dishes.

Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Soup with Smoked Duck

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Stock up on cans of vacuum-packed chestnuts, which are normally readily available in good delis, shops and large supermarkets at Christmas time. If you want to keep the soup vegetarian, garnish it with some sautéed mushrooms instead of the smoked duck.

Speedy Coq au Vin

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This Coq au Vin is made with chicken thighs, which have a wonderful succulent flavour, but you could use chicken breasts if you prefer. I love it with the garlic mashed potatoes, but buttered noodles would also work well and take much less time to prepare.

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

The flavours in this dish are fantastic and really penetrate the flesh of the chicken.

Basic Foam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For that extra bit of wow.

Beef Stroganoff with Fluffy Rice and Dill Pickle Shavings

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Traditionally this was served with buttered noodles, not unlike tagliatelle, but it is so much nicer with fluffy rice. The soured cream is not strictly necessary, and regular cream will work just as well.

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Salad with Feta

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

The trick to roasting vegetables is not to overcrowd the roasting tin - it should be large enough so that the vegetables can be spread out in a thin layer.

Salmon Burger

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great when you're entertaining.

A Study of Shellfish

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is one of our signature dishes on the menu. It has the perfect balance of texture and flavour from the selection of shellfish. It's a wonderful showcase for the fantastic produce that is harvested from our ocean and our customers love it.




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