Ham Hock and Pea Soup

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Serve with some crusty bread.

Baked Mussel Risotto with Potatoes

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

Test with knife pushed through the layers: it's ready when the potatoes are nearly tender and the rice is still a little 'al dente'.

Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Wings, Sweet Chili and Soy Dip, Wasabi Aioli

From: Today

The perfect family starter dish that serves 4-6 people for under €10 in total. To serve as a main course just add cabbage, fennel and peanut slaw (recipe at the end).

Medjool Dates with Crozier Blue Cheese

From: Today

How easy can a delicious bite be? The blue cheese needs to be mild and meltingly ripe. We were served this delicious little morsel with a Swedish Blue cheese at Wardshuset Ulla Winbladh beside Skansen in Stockholm. It's become a favourite little nibble with a drink.

Aloo Tikki

From: Today

These are beautiful fried potato cakes my Dad used to make for us any time he got in the kitchen, when Mum was out! They're a staple of any street wala in northern India and a must-have whenever walking around the winter streets of Old Delhi. This is my version, simple, effective and totally delicious!

Focaccia with Red Wine and Grapes

From: Today

If ever there was a 'wow' bread, then in my humble opinion, this is it! This Tuscan bread celebrates the wine grape harvest. As you can imagine, it's stunning with cheese. The grapes begin to caramelise when baked and form a delicious, slightly crispy topping.

Tomato Chutney

From: Today

This is a very popular dish which goes very well with pilau rice. I use this as a bread or wrap spread for cheese and ham sandwiches which gives that extra flavour and variation to the ordinary sandwich! You can even use this dish as a sauce for your pasta or spaghetti.

Nettle Soup

From: Kitchen Hero: Rediscovering The Irish Kitchen

This soup is a great favourite in the spring when the nettles are young. Nettles are full of minerals and vitamins which purify the blood. In the country, nettle tea was also drunk, made by pouring boiling water over chopped nettles, boiling for about 15 minutes, then straining and adding milk and sugar. This was often given to children who had measles. It is said to have been a favourite of St Columcille. Nettle soup is still served in some hotels in Ireland; this recipe is from Declan Ryan, who was chef-proprietor of the much-starred Arbutus Lodge, Cork - sadly no longer in existence. Use gloves and a scissors when cutting the nettles. Do not gather them from sprayed verges or after the end of May as they will be too tough.




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