Cointreau Infused Strawberry Meringues

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

These meringues have a crisp exterior and delicious, marshmallow-like centres. They will keep for at least one week in an airtight container, just add the strawberry topping just before serving or the meringues will go soft.

Stir Fried Ginger Pork

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a great way to prepare green vegetables. Stir-frying keeps their crunch while the hot sauce gives them a rich, almost nutty flavour. Choose one or a selection of the wide range of greens now readily available, such as tender stem broccoli, sugar snap peas, French beans, mangetout, spinach, Swiss chard, Chinese pak choy or choi sum, or even finely shredded cabbage works well.

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.

Peanut Parfait

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This can be made up to 1 month in advance and kept in an airtight container in the freezer until needed.

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.

Cheese and Onion Gratin with Smoky Bacon

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Inspired by the iconic trio of cheese, onion and potato, like the well-loved Tatyo crisp!

Baked Figs with Parma Ham

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A delicious dish pairing figs with a some Parma ham from Neven Maguire.

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.

Goat's Cheese Paté with Apricot Relish

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This sweet and sour relish is the perfect accompaniment for the creamy saltiness of the peppered goat's cheese rolled in fresh herbs.




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