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Marty in the Morning Friday 6 September 2013

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Neven's Recipies - BAR - B - Q

Neven's Recipies - BAR - B - Q

Neven introduces Marty to some 'end of summer idea's for the Bar B Q before it needs to be packes away until next year!

1. Five Spice Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are not only cheaper than breasts cut they can be made much tastier. The secret of this recipe is in the slow cooking, which would leave a breast fillet fry and tasteless. When using thighs you end up with crispy skin and succulent, well flavoured flesh.

Serves 4

6 garlic cloves, sliced
1 large shallot, roughly chopped
1 tbsp minced fresh root ginger
4 tsp sugar
4 tbsp dark soy sauce
4 tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
8 boneless chicken thighs
100g (4oz) green beans, sliced into 2cm (1in) lengths
275g (10oz) mixed salad leaves
1 small red pepper, halved, seeded and diced
225g (8oz) cherry plum tomatoes, halved or quartered
2-3 tbsp vinaigrette
salt and freshly ground black pepper
very fine shreds of carrot and long thin fresh chives, to garnish

1 To make the marinade, place the garlic in a mini food processor or blender with the shallot, ginger and sugar, then blend to form a paste. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in the soy sauce, Thai fish sauce, five-spice powder and several grinds of pepper.

2 Arrange the chicken thighs in a shallow dish and pour over the marinade, turning until well coated. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours is best, turning the chicken thighs several times in the marinade. Bring back to room temperature before cooking and wipe off any excess marinade with kitchen roll.

3 Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil to the pan, then place the chicken thighs in it skin-side down. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the skin is nice and crispy. Don’t be tempted to touch them while they are cooking or shake the pan occasionally just leave them alone and you will produce the most fantastic crisp skin and succulent flesh.

4 When you can see that the chicken thighs are nicely browned and that the flesh is almost but not quite cooked through. Turn them over and cook for another 5-6 minutes until completely cooked through and tender. Remove from the heat and leave to rest in a warm place for 5 minutes.

5 Blanch the green beans in a pan of boiling salted water for 1 minute until just tender, then drain and refresh under cold running water. Place the salad leaves in a large bowl with the blanched beans, red pepper and tomatoes. Season to taste and then add enough vinaigrette to lightly dress the salad and toss well. Divide among plates, then carve the chicken thighs into pieces and place on top. Garnish with the carrot shreds and chives, if liked.


125g butter , softened 1 small red chilli , deseeded 1 bunch fresh coriander 6 corn on the cob Salt and pepper

Place the butter , chilli and coriander in a blender and whizz until combined . Form into a sausage and wrap in clingfilm. Chill until needed.

Season the corn and place on the BBQ turning frequently for about 7-10 minutes. Serve with slices of the flavoured butter on top.

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: Potter's Waltz

Performer(s): Patrick Doyle

Duration: 2:34


Title: Di Provenza Il Mar, From La Traviata

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 5:14


Title: Spanish Dance, From La Vida Breve

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 3:58


Title: Two Sleepy People

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy/Loesser, Frank

Duration: 4:43


Title: Water Music Suite No.3 In G (4th Movement) Gigues

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 1:55


Title: Please Come To Boston

Performer(s): Loggins, Dave

Duration: 4:24


Title: Waltz-Scherzo (The Bolt)

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 3:20


Title: Let's Fall In Love

Performer(s): Arlen/Koehler

Duration: 4:19


Title: The Musical Box Op32

Performer(s): Liadov, Anatol

Duration: 1:51


Title: Miss Marples Theme

Performer(s): Goodwin, Ron

Duration: 2:18


Title: How To Make An American Quilt- Main Title

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 3:51


Title: Alfie's Theme Differently

Performer(s): Rollins, Sonny

Duration: 3:59


Title: Come Un Bel D Di Maggio From Andrea Ch?Nier

Performer(s): Giordano, Umberto

Duration: 3:35


Title: Moto Perpetuo

Performer(s): Paganini, Nicolo

Duration: 4:28


Title: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.

Duration: 2:18


Title: The Last Farewell

Performer(s): Whittaker /Webster

Duration: 3:53


Title: Orpheus In The Underworld - Can Can

Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques

Duration: 2:22


Title: Takes Two To Tango

Performer(s): Hoffman, Al/Manning, Dick

Duration: 3:12


Title: The Ecstasy Of Gold (L'Estasi Dell'oro)

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 3:39


Title: I Couldn't Live Without Your Love

Performer(s): Hatch/Trent

Duration: 3:04


Title: The Streets Of San Francisco

Performer(s): Paul Williams

Duration: 3:02


Title: 1812 Overture (Conclusion)

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 3:50


Title: You Make Me Feel So Young

Performer(s): Gordon, Mack/Myrow, Josef

Duration: 3:09


Title: Life

Performer(s): Einaudi, Ludovico

Duration: 4:37


Title: True Love Ways

Performer(s): Petty, Norman/Holly, Buddy

Duration: 3:03


Title: Pan's Labyrinth - Long, Long Time Ago

Performer(s): Navarrete, Javier

Duration: 2:29


Title: Ballad Du Paris (From Midnight In Paris)

Performer(s): Parisi, Francois

Duration: 3:29


Title: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Performer(s): Sumner, Gordon

Duration: 5:13


Title: Where Are You Now (My Love)

Performer(s): T Hatch/J Trent

Duration: 3:02


Title: Clarinet Candy

Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy

Duration: 3:17


Title: If I Were A Rich Man

Performer(s): Bock, Jerry/Harnick, Sheldon

Duration: 5:39


Title: May You Never

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 3:57


Title: Anvil Chorus, From Il Trovatore

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 3:24


Title: I Love Paris

Performer(s): Porter, Cole

Duration: 2:43



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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