Keogh’s Farm has teamed up with award-winning caterers Naomi’s Kitchen to create a range of perfect picnic sandwiches.The iconic crisp sandwich is a firm favourite! A combination of Irish brie, red onion jam for sweetness and crisps all on some wholesome brown granary bread. Sure, it doesn't get much better than that! For more information and recipes visit www.naomiskitchen.ie. or www.keoghs.ie.
This is a great one to make with children. It's a "one bowl wonder" and is tasty, simple and easy to pull together. My kids love it!
Jack McCarthy’s black pudding is championed by some of the best Irish chefs – it was served to the Queen on her state visit in 2011 and his Bramley apple sausages are made from free-range pork. Fortunately they are now becoming more widely available in specialist stores and online.
Tartines – open sandwiches are absolutely adored by the French. Because they are simple, you need good bread, preferably sourdough, and the best, ripest blue cheese you can find. Serve it with the watercress tossed in vinaigrette made with walnut or hazelnut oil, and some toasted nuts.
This is a great way to jazz up a traditional Sunday roast where the chicken is marinated in yoghurt and spices making it meltingly tender. . The flavours here are really fantastic and really penetrate the flesh of the chicken. Try to by a free-range or organic chicken, as the flavour is always so much better.
This simple but very tasty tart makes an elegant dinner party starter served with some lightly dressed bitter leaf salad. This savoury tart is a wonderful way to celebrate a mature Cheddar cheese and pared with the caramelised onions is a match made in heaven!
These days I hear there is less fillet and striploin being sold and rib-eye has become more popular. It is good value. I always bring steaks to room temperature by removing them from the fridge 30 minutes before I want to cook them.