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.

Chicken and Coconut Soup with Galangal

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Based on a Thai soup called Tom Kha Gai, this is a hot, spicy, sweet soup made with coconut milk.

Lamb Pitta Pockets

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a very speedy supper that literally takes no time to prepare. Use any type of curry paste that is available or a heaped teaspoon of mild curry powder would also work well.

Basque Hake with Sizzling Chorizo and Clams

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Packed full of Spanish flavours, I just love this Basque inspired hake dish with a green salad and a nice bottle of crisp dry white wine. Hake is the most popular fish in Spain, but of course you could substitute with cod or haddock with excellent results.

Whiskey Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great on steak.

Chicken and Chorizo Rice Bake

From: Neven's Food from the Sun

Neven Maguire dishes up a delicious Chicken and Chorizo Rice Bake.

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.

Sticky Beef Skewers

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

These are incredibly moreish, be warned!

MacNean Brioche

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

The perfect brioche has a delicious rich, buttery flavour, yet it doesn’t leave a trace of butter on your fingertips or an aftertaste on the palate. This is another recipe given to me by my good friend Léa Linster

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.




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