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.

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

Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli

From: Neven's Food from the Sun

Neven Maguire teams Ricotta Ravioli with Swiss Chard, Parmesan Shavings and Toasted Pine Nuts

MacNean Eggs Benedict

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is our version of eggs Benedict: a poached egg served on brioche with bacon and a butter sauce, which is much lighter than Hollandaise. We also give customers the option of having it with smoked salmon, or with spinach as the vegetarian option.

Salmon Burger

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Great when you're entertaining.

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Perfect as a hearty main for two or as a starter for four

Lamb Rogan Josh

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Ring of Kerry Lamb is a very new brand, started in 2009 by 35 sheep farmers in Kerry who realised that drastic action had to be taken to avoid the disappearance of the hill farming and shepherding traditions, and to remain in business. They now produce lamb 12 months of the year to meet the year-round demand for 'spring' lamb. Neven meets one of the farmers on his farm near Killarney.

Beetroot Borscht with Soured Cream

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Borscht is a classic soup in most parts of Eastern Europe and it was Piotr and Pawel, twin Polish chefs, who first introduced it to my kitchen.

Chicken Korma

From: Take on the Takeaway

Serve with plain Basmati rice and naan bread.

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.




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