Hake with Cassoulet of Beans and Chorizo

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Hake has a lovely soft texture and slight sweetness when it's very fresh. It's highly regarded by chefs, as it offers great value for money. Ask your fishmonger for the hake fillets from the centre cut so that they are nice and chunky. The combination of the chorizo and beans gives this dish a real Spanish flavour.

Honey and Clove Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A great accompaniment.

Seared Scallops with Confit of Pork Cheek and Cauliflower Textures

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Rich and tender pork cheek combines perfectly with sweet, delectable scallops in this easily prepared starter. Although there is some preparation involved, the results are well worth the effort and will have your guests begging for the recipe! Order your pork cheeks from your craft butcher, giving a few days’ notice.

Beef Carpaccio with Horseradish Cream and Rocket

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Carpaccio is typically a raw fillet, but this one's a little different.

Trio of Chocolate (Warm Fondant and Opera Cake)

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

One of our signature dishes – this has all the elements of chocolate. It’s on the Prestige Menu in the Restaurant. Stephen, my head pastry chef, takes great pride in his chocolate work and this dessert really showcases it.

Crispy Duck Mango Salad

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

It's great that there is now authentic Chinese aromatic duck readily available in all major supermarkets. It makes this salad quick and easy to make, and the duck can be cooked a couple of hours ahead of time so that all you have to do is toss all of the ingredients together just before you are ready to serve.

Muesli

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is a great recipe to get the children involved and the best part is that they will be much more lightly to eat it for their breakfast!

Pan Boxty Pizza

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Of course these boxty farls can be served with a variety of toppings, try splitting and spreading with a little butter, then top with black pudding and a scattering of your favourite blue cheese, then add a of onion marmalade to serve. Alternatively try smoked smoked salmon, rocket and a horseradish dressing or flash crispy bacon, cubes of Cheddar and finely chopped scallions under the grill until bubbling.

Salmon and Asparagus Wraps with Rocket Pesto

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Farmed salmon has become much better quality over the years, and in my opinion some of the best available comes from Ireland, where the sea is always freezing cold and for the most part is unpolluted, with strong tidal flows. Make sure your salmon fillets are all even-sized and about 2.5cm (1in) thick to ensure even cooking. They also work well on the barbecue and can be made up to 12 hours in advance, covered with clingfilm and chilled until needed - just don't add the squeeze of lemon juice until you're ready to cook them.

Rack of Lamb with Herb Crust, Red Wine Sauce and Potato Gratin

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

They say you can taste the flavours of the countryside where a lamb is reared and certainly this is true of the wonderful lamb we get here in Cavan, close to the Sligo border where the flavour of wild garlic sometimes permeates the meat. Irish lamb is best between March and September.




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