Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Poached Irish Apple Compote

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A French classic, and a really creamy and delicious way to end a meal. In the restaurant we like to vary the flavours by using coconut milk, passion fruit or Coole Swan Liqueur. I have my dear friend Léa Linster to thank for this recipe. I normally use a blowtorch, but alternatively place the brulées under a hot grill, watch them like a hawk because they burn very easily. When glazed, they should be a nice mahogany brown colour.

Ham, Irish cheese and pickled shallots

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A lovely, rustic and Irish after-meal accompaniment

Crispy roast potatoes with thyme and garlic

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

A delicious accompaniment to any Sunday roast or Christmas dinner.

Butternut Squash and Pasta Bake

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

The roasted butternut squash adds a wonderful zap to this pasta gratin, while the mascarpone cheese helps to keep everything really moist. There’s this on going debate about which pasta is better – fresh or dried, and I can honestly say that I think dried is best in most recipes. It uses hard durum wheat, which when cooked gives that lovely ‘bite’ that we talk about when cooking pasta.

Citrus Harissa Butter

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

As seen on Neven Maguire's Christmas Special

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.

Sausage meat stuffing

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

The sausage meat gives the stuffing an extra kick of flavour.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Buttermilk Dressing and Coriander Couscous

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This dish is delicious hot or cold. Try using any combination of root vegetables you fancy. However, it's important that the vegetables aren't too crowded in the roasting tin, otherwise they'll stew rather than roast. If in doubt, use 2 smaller tins and swap the shelves in the oven halfway through roasting to ensure they cook evenly.

Chilli Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A great treat or gift.




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