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.

Ravioli of Swiss Chard and Ricotta with Smoked Garlic Foam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This dish is a clever way of looking like you have gone to the trouble of making your own pasta. Instead, the secret is to use wonton wrappers, which can be found in Asian supermarkets or on the internet. We have started to grow our own chard for the restaurant. You can also use golden or ruby chard or even baby spinach works very well.

Inverted Blue Cheeseburger

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A really good beef burger has to be made from really good quality minced beef. If you can, ask your butcher to mince some rib-eye and make sure that it has at least 20% fat content as this will in effect make the burgers self-basting and prevent them from drying out during cooking. This is served with Roasted Tomatoes and Red Onion Salad

Whiskey Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great on steak.

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.

Vanilla Ice Cream

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Go on, make your own!

Pizza bread

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Children and adults love this pizza bread that we serve in the restaurant. It’s also great for a barbecue and is just that little bit different. Feel free to vary the toppings depending on what you fancy

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.

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.

Braised Beef Cheek with Roasted Garlic Mash

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Ask your local butcher for beef cheeks as you will not find them in the supermarkets. They really are the most tender meat you’ll ever have tasted!




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