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Marty in the Morning Friday 14 June 2013

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Neven's Recepies - Dressings



Makes about 100ml (3 1/2fl oz)

1 tsp finely grated root ginger

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the ginger in a small bowl with the white wine vinegar and soy sauce. Stir until well combined, then slowly whisk in the vegetable and sesame oils to emulsify and thicken. Season to taste and store covered with clingfilm in the fridge until needed. Use as required.


This will keep happily for up to 1 week in the fridge.


Makes about 250ml (9fl oz)

1 large bunch of fresh basil leaves (at least 50g (2oz))

2 garlic cloves, peeled

25g (1oz) toasted pine nuts

175ml (6fl oz) olive or rapeseed oil

50g (2oz) freshly grated Parmesan

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the basil in a food processor with the garlic, pine nuts and a quarter of the oil. Blend to a paste, then slowly add the remaining oil through the feeder tube. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the Parmesan, then season to taste. Cover with clingfilm and chill until needed.


This will keep happily in the fridge for up to 1 week – just top it up with a little extra olive oil to keep it tasting lovely and fresh. It can also be frozen.

Alternative potato accompaniments


This has to be one of my favourite accompaniments at the restaurant, where I often serve it with duck or lamb. I normally use a 5cm (2in) straight-sided cooking ring as a cutter, which creates perfect little sweet potato towers every time!

Makes 4

2 sweet potatoes, each at least 8cm (3in) long and 4cm (1 1/2in) across

25g (1oz) butter

1 tsp sunflower oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

300ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock

2 fresh thyme sprigs

Peel the sweet potatoes and trim down until they are 8cm (3in) long so you are left with cylindrical sections. Place these on your chopping board and cut each one into 2cm (3/4in) slices, then use a straight-sided cutter to stamp out 8 x 4cm (1 1/2in) rounds.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter and oil. Add the sweet potato discs and cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, until golden. Season to taste and pour in enough stock to come three-quarters of the way up the sweet potatoes.

Add the thyme sprigs to the fondants, then increase the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10–12 minutes without moving the potatoes, until all of the stock mixture has gone and the potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Turn the discs over carefully with a spatula. You will notice that the bottoms have started to brown and caramelise. Cook for 3–4 minutes, until browned and completely tender.


Make the sweet potato fondants up to 2 days in advance and keep covered in the fridge until needed. Reheat on a baking sheet at 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) for 10 minutes. They also keep well in a cool oven.

Celebrating the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards on Marty in the Morning

With March bringing all the energy of spring (maybe) and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on (definitely - 22nd March 2018), RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday.

With March bringing all the energy of spring and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on 22nd March 2018, RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday. 

The prize for Wednesday and Thursday is a voucher for 100 euro  for Neven Maguire’s superb MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan (winner of numerous Georgina Campbell Awards, including our Hospitality Hero award in 2012, and the 2017 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland, in the Guesthouse category.)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the very best of Irish food and hospitality in Neven Maguire’s award winning MacNean House and Restaurant. At the core of Neven’s philosophy is using only the freshest and finest seasonal Irish ingredients, in his restaurant and cookery school. The state of the art cookery school, adjoining MacNean House & Restaurant, has a range of classes suitable for people of all cookery levels with course numbers kept small to allow all participants enjoy direct instruction and assistance from Neven and his dedicated team.

Sunday Lunch at MacNeans has long been a particular treat, with locally sourced ingredients (proudly credited on the menu) taking centre stage as ever. (All prizes subject to availability) 

The winner will also receive a copy of the new Georgina Campbell’s Ireland, The Best of the Best - The Very Best Places to Eat, Drink & Stay 

Have a look back at some of our recent adventures!

Rome 2017 - Day 1

Rome 2017 - Day 2

Verona 2017


Music Played on the Show


Title: O Soave Fanciulla

Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo

Duration: 4:24


Title: Aria

Performer(s): Baldan, Bembo, Bardotti

Duration: 3:48


Title: Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Performer(s): Young, Neil

Duration: 3:23


Title: Jeux D'Enfants: March

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 2:40


Title: The Best Is Yet To Come

Performer(s): Coleman, Cy/Leigh, Carolyn

Duration: 3:54


Title: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini No.18

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 3:30


Title: Misty

Performer(s): Garner, Erroll/Burke, Johnny

Duration: 3:11


Title: Twelve Spanish Dances (1st Movement) Allegro - Andante

Performer(s): Granados, Enrique

Duration: 3:20


Title: Here Comes The Sun

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 3:18


Title: Tambourin (Gossec)

Performer(s): Gossec, Francois-Joseph

Duration: 1:41


Title: What Does It Take To Win Your Love?

Performer(s): Walker/ Bullock

Duration: 2:43


Title: Moon River

Performer(s): Mancini, Henry/Mercer, Johnny

Duration: 4:05


Title: Macushla

Performer(s): Macmurrough, Dermot

Duration: 3:20


Title: Forever And Ever

Performer(s): Stelios Vlavianos/Robert Costandinos

Duration: 3:53


Title: Hora Staccato

Performer(s): Dinicu, Grigoras

Duration: 2:22


Title: Witchcraft

Performer(s): Coleman, Cy/Leigh, Carolyn

Duration: 3:29


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo

Performer(s): Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Duration: 3:55


Title: Annie's Song

Performer(s): Denver, John

Duration: 3:12


Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Not Available (recordno: Cmfmcd30) / Classic Fm / Cmfmcd30

Duration: 3:40


Title: A City At Peace

Performer(s): Byrne, Brian

Duration: 2:45


Title: Main Theme From Superman

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 4:42


Title: March Of The Toy Soldiers

Performer(s): Kreisler, Fritz

Duration: 2:14


Title: It's My Life

Performer(s): Bon Jovi/Sambora/Martin

Duration: 4:17


Title: Meditation From Tha?S

Performer(s): Massenet, Jules

Duration: 6:52


Title: In Un Palco Della Scala

Performer(s): Mancini, Henry

Duration: 3:36


Title: Everybody's Talking

Performer(s): Neil, Fred

Duration: 2:58


Title: Theme From "A Summer Place"

Performer(s): Steiner, Max

Duration: 2:40



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