Summer Suppers

This new series features the best of the cookery items from RTÉ One's Today show, with recipes from Kevin Dundon, Paul Flynn, Catherine Fulvio, Martin Shanahan and many more.

Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise

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

Quick Mussels with Carrot

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.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

In chocolate shops, chocolate truffles come in all sorts of flavours, but the simplest you can make at home have just three ingredients: great quality chocolate, fresh cream and a little bit of cocoa powder for dusting.

Leftover Croissants with a Béchamel Sauce

Leftover Croissants with a Béchamel Sauce

I have two or three sauce recipes I use to take care of any tired or slightly dried out croissants and this is one of my favourites. The sauce is easy, fast and very tasty.