Smoked salmon and cream cheese timbales

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A lovely easy starter with gorgeous flavours. It can be made ahead of time, leaving you to enjoy your guests.

Courgette rosti

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A delicious way of cooking courgettes.

Roast Fillet of Beef with White Bean Mash and Savoy Cabbage

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This white bean purée is a great alternative to creamy mashed potatoes and every bit as moreish. I have served it here with some rare fillet of beef, making it an excellent dinner party dish. Savoy cabbage provides some excellent colour and texture to the dish, but you could always use another variety, such as York or January King, depending on what's available.

MacNean Cheesecake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

In the restaurant, we serve this cheesecake with a Jammie Dodger and sometimes a nice Quenelle of Raspberry Sorbet or Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream. The cheesecake itself is really light, as we use a light cream cheese from Jane and Kieran Cassidy, who run Kilbeg Dairy Delights in Kells, Co Meath. Look out for their products, as they really do have the most wonderful range of soft cheeses and yoghurt. I like to decorate the plate with dried raspberries and baby Maltesers, both of which are available from good catering suppliers.

Pork and Wild Mushroom Wontons with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is one of the most popular starters in the restaurant, where I sometimes use a chicken mousse with crab as an alternative filling. Packets of wonton wrappers can be found in specialist Asian stores or on the internet. They normally come in packets of about 40, so you can freeze the remainder.

Chicken Tikka Masala

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This has to be the most popular curry in the world! There is always a debate about the exact origins of the recipe, but it's certainly not an authentic Indian curry and is most likely a result of the curry devised for Western palates in the first Indian restaurants in Britain and Ireland.

Pineapple Carpaccio with Passion Fruit Syrup

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For the very best results, leave the carpaccio at room temperature for a couple of hours before serving to allow the syrup flavours to infuse the pineapple.

Rump of Local Lamb with Pea Purée and Rosemary Jus

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

We often put this on our Sunday lunch menu when lamb is in season, as it’s a delicious cut of meat that offers good value. We have just started growing broad beans, which I’m very excited about. A little goes a long way and they add an extra dimension to the rosemary jus.

Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Poached Irish Apple Compote

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A French classic, and a really creamy and delicious way to end a meal. In the restaurant we like to vary the flavours by using coconut milk, passion fruit or Coole Swan Liqueur. I have my dear friend Léa Linster to thank for this recipe. I normally use a blowtorch, but alternatively place the brulées under a hot grill, watch them like a hawk because they burn very easily. When glazed, they should be a nice mahogany brown colour.

Crème Anglaise

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

More class for your desserts.




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