He's taken us across Spain and Ireland, taste-testing his way through some of the most celebrated food regions in the world. However, for Neven Maguire Ireland's seafood will always be one of the most inspiring food scenes out there.
Now, our favourite Cavan chef is back again with another season of Neven's Irish Seafood Trails, his popular show highlighting the best of Ireland's seafood.
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Diving into the New Year, the seven-part series will see the chef continue his search for the finest and freshest produce takes him to East Cork and Ballycotton, Clare, Waterford, Kenmare and Castletownbere. He also visits Kilmacalogue and Kinsale, Donegal and Wexford.
On tonight's episode...
Neven jets off to the thriving hub of food and culture that is Waterford City, an ancient port town and a crucially important destination for Irish seafood. Heading first to the Apple Market, the beating heart of the city, he seeks out the Bodega Restaurant, where Head Chef Sebastian Lajoye meets him.
Specialising in cooking local produce with a Mediterranean twist, Lajoye shows Neven how two cuisines can marry together beautifully. He serves him Pan Fried Fillet of Cod with Hummus, Broccoli, Red Pepper and Red Pepper Tapenade.
Next up is a powerboating lesson in Dunmore East, guided along by instructor Rupert Musgrave of Dunmore Adventure. With a day spent on the waves, Neven needs to fuel up so there's no better excuse for a visit to And Chips, the contemporary takeaway owned by Eunice Power.
There, Eunice introduces Neven to just some of the diverse and lesser-known types of fish on offer, including ling - a long, cod-like fish that is something of a local delicacy in Waterford. She shares her recipe of Ling Goujons with Tartare Sauce, Mushy Peas and Chips.
Ling isn't the only hidden treasure of Waterford, as Neven heads off to Tramore to visit the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens where Project Director Agnes Aylward explains the importance of writer Lafcadio Hearn.
The Japanese Gardens are the perfect setting to learn about sushi, and here Neven meets Tetyana Zhemerdyey whose company Glorious Sushi is based in Tramore. Under the Japanese pagoda, Tetyana teaches Neven how to hand roll and slice fresh sushi.
Neven's recipe for this week is Haddock with a Hazelnut Crust. You can get the recipe here.
Watch Neven's Irish Seafood Trail at 8:30pm on Wednesday 22 January, on RTÉ One.