Beetroot Carpaccio with Creamed Goat's Cheese

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

To make your own balsamic syrup bring the contents of a bottle to the boil and simmer until reduced by half, then leave to cool. We store ours in small squeezy bottles for convenience. I love to use it as it intensifies the flavour of the vinegar, making it thick and syrupy so it looks great when drizzled onto a plate.

Crispy Goat's Cheese with Apple and Hazelnut Salad

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

If you prefer to bake the goat's cheese, simply cook it in an oven preheated to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) for another 5-10 minutes, until warmed through and soft. Look for Irish apples in the supermarket, particularly when they are in season, and if they're not there, ask the manager why! Apples are one of our few indigenous fruits and there is no excuse for the shops not supporting Irish farmers.

Pear Belle-Hélène

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I'll never forget the first time I tasted it in the Grand Hotel in Berlin and just kept on going back for more!

Wild Mushroom Butter

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Gorgeous on toasted bread.

Marinated Pork Fillet with Sausage Stuffing

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This recipe is based on a dish that I was taught to cook in college. It's always been a favourite in our house and when I made it again recently, I was surprised at how good it was - I had forgotten. The meat really does need to be marinated overnight to achieve the best flavour.

Hollandaise Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Making your own is very easy.

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.

Crispy Goat’s Cheese with Beetroot Panna Cotta

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

If you prefer to bake the goat’s cheese, simply cook it a pre-heated oven (180°C/Gas 4) for another 5-10 minutes – until warmed through and soft. We use a rectangular silicone mould to make the panna cotta in, which are available from both catering shops and online.

Butterscotch Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For your Sticky Toffee Pudding - and many other treats!




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