Chicken and Coconut Soup with Galangal

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Based on a Thai soup called Tom Kha Gai, this is a hot, spicy, sweet soup made with coconut milk.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Pudding

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Depending on the time of year, you can vary the fruit, or try using a bag of mixed frozen summer berries. We occasionally make this in the restaurant for the kitchen staff for a special treat or in individual portions as part of a more complicated dessert plate.

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This butterflied leg of lamb is the perfect choice for the barbecue but also works wonderfully in the oven. It would also be nice served with a pile of warmed pitta breads or flour tortillas and a mixed salad in the centre of the table so everyone can help themselves.

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.

Apple Chutney

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great as a gift too!

Chocolate Truffle Caramel Cake

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Cadburys have been making chocolate in Ireland since 1932 and many of their products are made exclusively in Ireland for the Irish consumer. It is the only large scale chocolate maker to use fresh milk, hence the name of its most popular bar, Dairy Milk. All of the milk comes from Kerry and Cork where it goes to make chocolate 'crumb', the base ingredient for the bars.

Peppered Monkfish and Chinese Greens

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This ginger and soy sauce is also fantastic with roast duck, pork or chicken, but I just love it with the peppered monkfish. If you want to make it into a more substantial dish, simply serve with plain boiled rice.

Chilli Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A great treat or gift.

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

There is something very exciting about a whole roast chicken brought to the table - to me it reminds me of family Sunday lunches. The flavours here are really fantastic and really penetrate the flesh of the chicken.

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.




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