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.

Scrambled Eggs with Burren Smoked Salmon

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

There is nothing nicer than the combination of flavours of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. We are lucky in Ireland to have such great smoked salmon. My favourite at the moment is from the Burren Smokehouse, as I find it very consistent in flavour. They also offer a great mail order service.

Oatmeal Biscuits

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

This recipe was given to me by Mary Flahavan. I liked it so much that we now make it up in batches and keep them in Kilner jars in our rooms for guests in case they're feeling a bit peckish after a long journey but don't want to ruin their dinner!

Chicken Thighs Braised in Cider with Sweet Potatoes

From: Today

When you're in the mood for a real winter warmer that has tonnes of flavour, appeals to all the family and takes very little time to get in the oven compared to traditional casseroles, you can't go far wrong with this recipe.

The Ultimate Cheeseboard with Onion and Fig Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

For any cheese lover, the idea of being able to work your way around a selection of contrasting cheeses is one of the best ways of indulging your passion. When putting together a cheeseboard the aim is for a contrast of textures, tastes and shapes. Mild to strong, rounds and wedges, light against dark, soft and hard – it's about making an aesthetic impact as much as a gastrominoc one. The chutney will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Halibut with a Herb Crust, Potato Purée and Chive Velouté

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This recipe works perfectly well with other fish like Turbot, Cod, Brill and Hake.

Brandy Snaps with Chilli and Passion Fruit Cream

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a simple, light dessert that my mother always had on our dessert trolley in the restaurant. This is my twist on her recipe. The passion fruit makes them very refreshing and the little chilli kick is a nice afternote. Once the batter is made, they take very little time to prepare.

Salmon and Spinach en Croute

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Place on warmed plates with some dressed salad leaves.

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.

Salmon and Asparagus Wraps with Rocket Pesto

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Farmed salmon has become much better quality over the years, and in my opinion some of the best available comes from Ireland, where the sea is always freezing cold and for the most part is unpolluted, with strong tidal flows. Make sure your salmon fillets are all even-sized and about 2.5cm (1in) thick to ensure even cooking. They also work well on the barbecue and can be made up to 12 hours in advance, covered with clingfilm and chilled until needed - just don't add the squeeze of lemon juice until you're ready to cook them.




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