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.

Fish Stock

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Easy to make your own.

Beef Wellington

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a wonderful, classic dish that no one ever seems to tire of and keeps the cost of fillet steak to a minimum. It can be made up to 12 hours in advance and kept covered in the fridge until needed. Just remember to give it a little longer in the oven if you are using it straight from the fridge.

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

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

MacNean Eggs Benedict

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is our version of eggs Benedict: a poached egg served on brioche with bacon and a butter sauce, which is much lighter than Hollandaise. We also give customers the option of having it with smoked salmon, or with spinach as the vegetarian option.

White Chocolate Tiramisu

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Mascarpone is a rich, creamy cheese originating from Lodi in the Lombardy region of Italy. It has a sweetened taste and is a classic ingredient in tiramisu.

Celeriac and Baby Carrot Risotto with Sherry Vinegar Caramel and Crispy Potato Rosti

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Risotto is always a popular dish in the restaurant and we usually have a verison on the menu. The sherry vinegar caramel works well with the vegetables and crispy potato rosti. It’s a combination I first tried on a trip to Rome with my chefs. They save up all the tips and use them to eat in some of the best restaurants in the world

Jean's Chocolate Biscuit Cake

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This recipe was given to me by Jean Dix from Howth, Co. Dublin whose recipe cannot be beaten although many have tried…It cuts beautifully even straight out of the fridge and keeps well wrapped in clingfilm for at least two weeks. It is a great one to do with the children as there is no cooking involved and the great thing about it is that it can be put into any shape you like depending on your requirements.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Avocado Salsa

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For a more formal presentation, spoon the avocado salsa into 10cm (4in) cooking rings set on serving plates and ladle the balsamic cream around each one. Arrange the spicy chicken on top and garnish with a small mound of lightly dressed salad leaves.




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