The Ultimate Cheeseboard with Onion and Fig Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

For any cheese lover, the idea of being able to work your way around a selection of contrasting cheeses is one of the best ways of indulging your passion. When putting together a cheeseboard the aim is for a contrast of textures, tastes and shapes. Mild to strong, rounds and wedges, light against dark, soft and hard – it's about making an aesthetic impact as much as a gastrominoc one. The chutney will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Oatmeal Biscuits

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

This recipe was given to me by Mary Flahavan. I liked it so much that we now make it up in batches and keep them in Kilner jars in our rooms for guests in case they're feeling a bit peckish after a long journey but don't want to ruin their dinner!

Prawn Cocktail Canapes

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef - Christmas Special

Although prawn cocktail might seem a bit dated, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Made properly with fresh ingredients, it can make an elegant yet simple starter that no one will forget in a hurry.

Brian’s Winter Warmer Flu Fighting Soup

From: Today

Check out this great recipe from No Salt Chef Brian McDermott

Creamy Corn, Carrot & Mango Chowder

From: Today

Chef Paul Flynn cooks up this delightful dish using ingredients from Lidl.

Pulled Lamb Toasted Baps

From: Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

A tasty snack from Rachel Allen.

Chicken, Fennel and Orange Salad with Pinwheels

From: Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen

Rachel Allen serves up this delicious starter on Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen.

Salade Niçoise

From: Summer Suppers

This is surely the most famous and argued-over salad in the world. My idea for deconstructing my Salade Niçoise is to present all the elements separately. The purists say there shouldn't be any vegetables at all, but I am used to having green beans and potatoes in my version. Just tell yourself you are not from Nice, and go wherever your taste takes you.

Quick Mussels with Carrot

From: Summer Suppers

Mussels are available all year 'round from most good fishmongers. They are a quick and easy meal, be it as a starter to share at a dinner party or a main course, served with home-cut chips. They are also very reasonably priced, with a kilo costing around €4.00. Be sure to only use mussels that are fully closed prior to cooking and discard any unopened ones if they have not opened during the cooking process.

Curried Chicken Noodle Soup

From: Summer Suppers

Classic comfort food.




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