This risotto can be served as a starter or main course and is always a favourite.
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.
Hake or whiting would also work well in this simple and tasty dish.
Try this lovely light salad which is packed full of flavour.
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.
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.
Most supermarkets are now selling a mixed packet of gourmet or wild mushrooms, which would be perfect to use in this dish. However, if you prefer you could use all closed cup or chestnut mushrooms
Try this delicious recipe from Bord Bia for roast pork
This meal which can also be made with beef is a great option for a New Yea's Eve party.
This is comfort food at its best!