Duck Confit with Savoy Cabbage

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

You'll need about 1 litre (1¾ pints) of duck fat for this recipe, but if you don't have that much, you can easily use some peanut oil or chicken fat to top up the quantity. Of course, you could also use shop-bought duck or goose fat or reuse some that has been stored in the fridge.

The Ultimate Beef Burger with Crispy Potato Wedges

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A really good burger has to be made from really good beef. If you can, ask a butcher to mince some rump, blade or chuck steak for you, but make sure it has 20 per cent fat content, as in effect this will make them self-basting and will prevent them from drying out during cooking. Otherwise, buy ordinary minced beef from the supermarket, but don't buy extra-lean mince or the burgers will become tough during cooking.

Caramel Foam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

That wow factor for your dishes.

Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Mediterranean Couscous

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A version of this dish often makes an appearance on our Sunday lunch menu or I have it as an element on the tasting plate of Irish lamb. I just love to showcase the versatility of lamb. Make sure you ask your loval butcher to trim, bone and roll the shoulder for you so that you end up with a nice shape for presentation.

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.

Orange and Vanilla Madeleines

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Enjoy with coffee or a cup of tea.

Mayonnaise

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

It's very easy to make your own.

Honey and Clove Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A great accompaniment.

Pan Boxty Pizza

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Of course these boxty farls can be served with a variety of toppings, try splitting and spreading with a little butter, then top with black pudding and a scattering of your favourite blue cheese, then add a of onion marmalade to serve. Alternatively try smoked smoked salmon, rocket and a horseradish dressing or flash crispy bacon, cubes of Cheddar and finely chopped scallions under the grill until bubbling.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese timbales

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A lovely easy starter with gorgeous flavours. It can be made ahead of time, leaving you to enjoy your guests.




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