Hake or whiting would also work well in this simple and tasty dish.
Harissa paste is made from a mixture of chillies, garlic and spices and is very popular in North African cooking. This recipe also works well if you substitute curry paste for the harissa paste.
This risotto can be served as a starter or main course and is always a favourite.
Simple and special - the salad can be prepared ahead.
Why not try out this great recipie for pork chops from Bord Bia.
A great starter for your Irish feast!
You can buy ready prepared Harissa but it is no comparison to the flavour of homemade - see how easy it is to prepare.
The smoked salmon in this recipe could be replaced with slices of cooked ham or cured tongue; or try wilted spinach for a vegetarian alternative
For a more fragrant and pungent dish, the lamb can be covered in clingfilm and marinated in the fridge for up to 24 hours to allow the spices to penetrate the meat. The accompanying couscous can be jazzed up with pistachio nuts and dried fruits.
This is a special occasion or dinner party dish, but it’s easy to make in stages - the key is the glaze. What makes this dish so good is that the glaze also acts as the sauce so get this right and you are well on your way.