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Marty in the Morning Friday 13 June 2014

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Neven's Recipies - Ham Tacos with Tomato Salsa

Neven's Recipies - Ham Tacos with Tomato Salsa

Ham Tacos with Tomato Salsa, Chunky Guacamole and Salad

Another great recipe for leftover ham- this is a twist on a family favourite. Pile your tacos high with guacamole, salsa, cheese and of course the ham to make these tacos nothing short of delicious.

Serves 4

400g leftover ham cut into strips

2 heads of baby gem lettuce, shredded

1 lime cut into 4 wedges

4 tablesp. grated cheese

8 taco shells

Tomato Salsa

12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

½ cucumber, cut into small cubes or a mixture of black and green olives, chopped

½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

½ red onion, finely chopped

1 tablesp. coriander leaves, chopped

1 tablesp. olive oil

Juice of ½ lime

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chunky Guacamole

2 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

Juice of ½ lime

2 scallions, finely sliced

½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 tablesp. low fat natural yoghurt

To Cook

Cooking time: 15 mins

To make the Tomato Salsa: Palace the tomatoes and cucumber in a bowl and toss with the rest of the ingredients. Taste for seasoning

To make the Chunky Guacamole: Then in another bowl mix the avocados, lime juice, scallions, chilli, garlic and yoghurt. Using a fork roughly mash everything together, season.

Heat the taco shells as per the packet instructions.
Bring everything to the table and let everyone help themselves.

Serving Suggestions

If you don’t have taco shells handy, this also works great in a wrap (perfect for school lunches).

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: Una Furtiva Lagrima -- L'Elisir D'Amore

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor)

Album: The number one Opera album 2004 CD 1 / Universal Classics and Jazz / 4762004

Duration: 4:38


Title: Concerto For 2 Violins In D Minor (1st Movement) Vivace -- Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor Bwv 1043

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor Bwv 1043

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Kennedy Plays Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic / EMI / 7243 5 57091 2 7

Duration: 3:15


Title: Before The World Was Made

Composer: Yeats Adapted By Scott

Performer(s): The Waterboys

Album: An Appointment With Mr. Yeats / Proper Records / PRPCD081

Duration: 1:44


Title: Playboy's Theme

Composer: Coleman, Cy.

Performer(s): Cy Coleman (Piano)

Album: Jazz TV Themes / HMV Jazz / 7243 5 33847 2 2

Duration: 2:50


Title: My Father

Composer: Collins, J.

Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal/Piano)

Album: Baltimore / Sony / 5127912

Duration: 4:56


Title: What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

Composer: Bristol/fuqua/bullock

Performer(s): Jr Walker And The All Stars

Album: Motown Delights Soft Centered Soul / Motown / 0172772

Duration: 2:27


Title: Gone With The Wind - Tara's Theme -- Not Available

Composer: Steiner, Max

Performer(s): The Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: John Williams and The Boston Pops Orchestra - Encore! - Disk 1 / Philips / 475 6176

Duration: 4:42


Title: Life Is A Long Song

Performer(s): Jethro Tull

Album: The Very Best of Jethro Tull

Duration: 3:35


Title: Down By The Salley Gardens

Composer: Yeats, W.B./Arr Patrick Hawes

Performer(s): Laura Wright (Soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Laura Wright - The Last Rose / Decca / 2773051

Duration: 4:01


Title: Sharing The Night Together

Composer: N/a

Performer(s): Dr Hook

Album: Dr Hook Hits And History / Capitol

Duration: 2:50


Title: Pachelbel's Frolics

Complete Work Name: Pachelbel's Frolics

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Eileen Ivers (Violin), John Doyle (Guitar)

Album: Eileen Ivers Traditional Irish Records / Green Linnet Records / 1139

Duration: 5:38


Title: Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

Composer: Coleman/burke

Performer(s): Brian And Michael

Album: Cool Sound Of The 70s / Telstar / TTVCD3148

Duration: 4:25


Title: The Ugly Bug Ball

Performer(s): Burl Ives

Album: Summer Magic

Duration: 3:10


Title: The Best Is Yet To Come

Composer: Coleman, Cy/Leigh, Carolyn

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Cy Coleman & His Orchestra

Album: The Essential Tony Bennett (Recordno: 510782 2) / RPM/Columbia Legacy / 510782 2

Duration: 2:34


Title: The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

Composer: Yeats / Tobin

Performer(s): Gabriel Byrne (Recitation)

Album: Sailing To Byzantium - Christine Tobin (Recordno: TBR02) / Trail Belle Records / TBR02

Duration: 1:35


Title: Before The World Was Made

Composer: Morrison, Van

Performer(s): Van Morrison (Vocal)

Album: Van Morrison - Too Long In Exile / Universal / PROMO CD

Duration: 4:21


Title: Eye Level (Theme From Van Der Valk)

Composer: Trombey, Jack

Performer(s): Simon Park Orchestra

Album: The Best of Cult Fiction - Disk 1 - Cult TV Themes / Virgin / VIDCD 597 7243 5 76701 2 8

Duration: 2:21


Title: On And On It Goes


Performer(s): Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dave Archer, Piano

Album: Songs From the Movie / Zoe / 011 4311472

Duration: 4:25


Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo -- Cavalleria Rusticana

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Wolfgang Meyer (Organ), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Karajan Gold (Recordno: 4777341) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777341

Duration: 3:37


Title: Stuck In The Middle With You

Composer: Rafferty/egan

Performer(s): Stealers Wheel

Album: Soft Rock Ballads (recordno: Vtdcd827) / Emi / VTDCD827

Duration: 3:21


Title: Tijuana Taxi

Composer: Coleman, Ervan

Performer(s): Herb Alpert (Trumpet), Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Album: Herb Alpert - Definitive Hits / A&M Records / 490 886 2

Duration: 2:07


Title: The Four Seasons: Spring (1st Movement) Allegro -- The Four Seasons

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Four Seasons (Recordno: 72435562532) ~~ H177601 / EMI / 72435562532

Duration: 3:02


Title: Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), Crazy Horse

Album: After the Goldrush / Reprise / 244 088

Duration: 3:08


Title: The Girl From Ipanema

Composer: Jobim/DeMoraes/Gimbel

Performer(s): Antoino Carlos Jobim & Astrud Gilberto (Vocal) Stan Getz (Tenor Sax), Stan Getz (Tenor Sax)

Album: Astrud Gilberto - This Is Astrud Gilberto / Verve / 825 064 2

Duration: 5:21



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His morning show on Lyric is quite simply the best radio in Ireland. He has such a perfect delivery. An encyclopaedia of clever dadjokes and puns but with a light touch, never hanging on for the applause. Reminds me of a jolly, self-deprecating Colonel Mustard.   Jonathan McCrea

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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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