Category Archives: Cooking Lessons Dublin

Late-Lunch

TV3’s Late Lunch Live & Pan-fried John Dory with Samphire & Cannellini Beans

Fast, fresh & frickin’ tasty….this is a really easy dish full of bold flavours! Watch it here 

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TV3’s late Lunch Live & Crunchy Chicken Ballotine

This Crunchy Chicken Ballotine with Mushroom Sherry Sauce is a lovely recipe for a special occasion. Perfect for dinner parties as much of it can be prepared ahead, the sauce is also lovely with other, simpler accompaniments such as steak, grilled chicken, pork chops so even if you can’t be bothered with the chicken ballotine, […]

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TV3’s Late Lunch Live & Hake Tacos

I had a great time on TV3’s Late Lunch Live last Friday! The crew and presenters were all really lovely & welcoming to me and it was brilliant to experience the thrill of live TV! These hake tacos are a really tasty and healthy way of enjoying beautiful fresh fish. They are perfect for a […]

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Lamb Burgers with Preserved Lemons and Cucumber Raita

These burgers are absolutely delicious and a slightly healthier version of your average beefburger with all the toppings! A great summery meal that is quick and easy to make and ideal for a BBQ. If you can’t get preserved lemons, use lemon zest instead. You will get a different result but still a very tasty […]

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Bacon & Bellingham Blue Cheese Loaf

I made this during my cookery demonstration at Taste of Togher recently and it went down a storm! I promised a few people that I would post the recipe on the blog so here goes! This is a hearty &  filling bread that is very easy to make. It’s a great bread to have in […]

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Superfood Smoked Chicken, Quinoa & Bulghur Salad

This is a great fresh-tasting lunchtime or light evening meal with the added benefit of being really quite good for you! It is quick to put together but the flavours pack a punch and leave you feeling nicely satisfied. The avocado, parsley, alfalfa sprouts, peas ,green beans & seeds provide plenty of vitamins, minerals, good […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Dessert of Passionfruit & Mango Tartlets

This is a really easy and quick dessert to make but is surprisingly satisfying at the same time ! I love the contrast between the tartness of the cinnamon greek yoghurt and the almond flavoured biscuits. These tartlets can be made in mini tart tins but I am serving them in tall, pretty glasses here. […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Main Course of Chermoula Baked Hake with Lime Yoghurt Dressing

  I love this quick and easy dish. The flavours of North Africa are a particular favourite of mine and this traditional marinade for fish works particularly well with tabbouleh or just even some plain cous cous.  Ingredients:  2 fillets of hake (or any other white fish) 2 cloves of garlic, minced A pinch of […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Starter of Chicken Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney

These are my Valentine’s recipes from this issue of Northern Ireland’s Flavour magazine! To my mind, there is no better way to show someone you love them than a home-cooked meal. The thought and time that goes into planning and cooking it is much more valuable than a teddy bear and a box of chocolates […]

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Flourless Chocolate & Almond Cake with Orange Ganache

I know it’s January and indulgent an recipe is kind of going against the grain but as I stare out the window at freezing lashing rain and gale force winds, I just want the comfort and endorphin release of this cake! I LOVE this cake! Almond, chocolate, orange…what more can you want from a cake? […]

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