Vanilla Macaroons with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cream

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I got this recipe from one of my pastry chefs, Olivia Raftery, who got it while she was working in Los Angeles. There are so many recipes for macaroons, but this is the best I've used by far. Feel free to experiment with different flavours. If you prefer, the peanut ganache can also be made in a coffee, pistachio and chocolate flavour.

Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Apple Compote

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Round off your meal with a rich, textured dessert like this one!

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Sauce Diane

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I always bring steaks to room temperature by removing them from the fridge 30 minutes before I want to cook them. This recipe uses my favourite cut, the rib-eye, which is still nice and tender but with enough fat and textures to make for an exciting chew.

Basil Purée

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Give your dishes that little bit more.

Ham, Irish cheese and pickled shallots

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A lovely, rustic and Irish after-meal accompaniment

The MacNean Celebration Cake

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This cake is a very special treat and is great for all manner of occasions. We get so many customers celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in the restaurant. I love the lightness of the chocolate sponge with the slightly salty peanut frosting. Of course, you can use any flavour of chocolate truffles you fancy. I buy crispy feuilletine but you could always use crumbled tuile biscuits, thin wafers, chopped nuts or toasted, flaked almonds instead.

Coconut Crème Brûlée with Spun Sugar with Poached Rhubarb

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I use a blowtorch to melt and glaze the brûlée sugar topping until it caramelises, but blowtorches are not for the faint-hearted!

Venison Steaks with Stewed Plums and Roasted Garlic Mash

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I love venison and think it’s vastly underrated.

Smoked Salmon and Crab Tart

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

You can make the pastry case for the tart up to 24 hours in advance, but if you're short of time use shop-bought pastry or a ready-made pastry case instead.

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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