Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Poached Irish Apple Compote

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A French classic, and a really creamy and delicious way to end a meal. In the restaurant we like to vary the flavours by using coconut milk, passion fruit or Coole Swan Liqueur. I have my dear friend Léa Linster to thank for this recipe. I normally use a blowtorch, but alternatively place the brulées under a hot grill, watch them like a hawk because they burn very easily. When glazed, they should be a nice mahogany brown colour.

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.

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Perfect as a hearty main for two or as a starter for four

Crispy Duck Mango Salad

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

It's great that there is now authentic Chinese aromatic duck readily available in all major supermarkets. It makes this salad quick and easy to make, and the duck can be cooked a couple of hours ahead of time so that all you have to do is toss all of the ingredients together just before you are ready to serve.

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!

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.

Tasting of Irish Lamb (Herb-Crusted Loin, Confit of Neck and Sweetbreads) with Baby Carrots

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

We are very lucky to get all our lamb direct from Ring of Kerry Lamb. Lamb neck is one of the most underrated cuts of lamb, as people only think of using it in a stew, but it turns into something quite magical during the confit process. You can also confit the shoulder or shank with excellent results.

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.

Chocolate and hazelnut roulade with raspberries

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This delightful, rich chocolate coffee roulade always goes down a treat, and even if you are watching the calories a little goes a long way…

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




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