warm pear, ginger, and walnut tart

Warm Pear, Ginger, And Walnut Tart

Warm pears and candied walnuts covered with a light ginger-infused sponge. Christmas is coming as if you needed reminding. But just in case you do then cook this tart. When I opened the oven to check how it was coming along a warm scent of gently baking spices wafted through the kitchen. Roasting nuts, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. A combination …

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monkfish au vin

Monkfish Au Vin

Sweet meaty monkfish poached in a red wine infused with garlic and herbs. If you’d never eaten monkfish before and you asked somebody to describe its taste they’d probably say something like hmmm….well……. it’s a bit like chicken. A good description because it hits the nail on the head. If there’s one fish that has a meaty quality to it …

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warm mackerel salad

Warm Mackerel salad with cucumber and hoisin

Grilled marinated mackerel with crunchy cucumbers, spring onions, and water chestnuts served with a spicy hoisin dressing. I gave up ordering food from Chinese takeaways a good few years back. Their use of msg as a flavour enhancer eventually turned me off them, it just makes everything taste the same. I reckon that if you did a blind taste test, …

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how to make brown irish soda bread

How To Make Brown Soda Bread

Any time I’m eating smoked salmon I need a couple of slices of brown soda bread to go along with it. Its moist earthy flavour compliments the smoky tang of the salmon, just add a squeeze of lemon and you have an Irish classic that’s served in pubs and restaurants up and down the country. Here in Ireland, we don’t …

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dublin bay prawns with garlic and white wine-3

Dublin Bay Prawns In Garlic And White Wine

The aroma that wafts through the kitchen as you cook this is gonna make your mouth water. Roasted shellfish and garlic, deglazed with a glass of your favourite white wine. A dead-simple recipe, cooked in minutes. The French call them langoustines. In Norway there known as Norwegian lobster. Here and in Britain there called Dublin Bay prawns and I’ve often …

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mandarin and pumpkin seed flapjacks

Mandarin And Pumpkin Seed Flapjacks

Chewy oats with roasted pumpkin seeds, mandarins, and cranberries, baked together till golden. It’s almost here, just a couple of days to go and Halloween will be upon us. I’m expecting that this year will be no different to any other and I’ll have a steady stream of ghosts, skeletons, and other scary creatures calling at my door. Normally I’d …

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