Author: Cathal

Galway’s Best Brunches

Galway’s Best Brunches

KAI Kai has been a stalwart on the food scene in Galway since it first opened its doors in 2011 with Chef Jess Murphy and husband David establishing a formidable team in this renovated house on Sea Road. In terms…

Roasted Garlic Bread

Roasted Garlic Bread

Flavoured butters are one of the most versatile and simple recipes that you can have in your repertoire. A few simple ingredients whipped together and the butter is transformed, leaving you with a new beast to enhance so many dishes….

Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken

I’m not going to preach about animal welfare. There have been so many articles written about fried chicken down through the years that include a piece about it. I figure those of you reading these articles care as much about food…

Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki Salmon

As I have spoken about here in the past, I have a deep affection for Asian flavours. Teriyaki is a supremely classic dish and deservedly so. Salty and umami from soy, sweet from sugar, rich from mirin, and balanced acidity…

Shredded Beef Shin and Red Wine Ragù

Shredded Beef Shin and Red Wine Ragù

You can use any cut of braising beef that you wish to in this recipe, such as oxtail, which I’ve used with excellent success in the past. I’ve used beef shin on the bone here, which is essentially the shank of…

Classic Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

Classic Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

First introduced by James Pimm in 1823 this is a gin based drink that became known as the Pimm’s No.1 cup in the bottle that we are most familiar with today. Interestingly, down through the decades different Pimm’s “numbers” have…

Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

If you’re anything like me sometimes the idea of a salad just doesn’t feel like a meal. Perhaps it’s the often lack of a carbohydrate that perpetuates this feeling or the far too often chicken Caesar everything that appears at…

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – White and Red Wines

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – White and Red Wines

In a continuation from my previous post on Aldi’s summer wine portfolio I’m moving on to whites and my favourite, reds. In terms of white wines, as with others there is an extensive range and something to suit all tastes…

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – Sparkling Wines & Rosé

Aldi Summer Wine Portfolio – Sparkling Wines & Rosé

Aldi Ireland recently launched their summer wine portfolio and in doing so continue to cement their reputation for delivering exceptional wines of superb value. Their entire portfolio was available for tasting including some outstanding wines recently added to their range….

Strawberry Custard Tart

Strawberry Custard Tart

I think anything custard based has to be my downfall. Oh, and crisps. And wine. And… well there are many things that constitute my culinary weaknesses but there is something incredibly luxurious, comforting and luscious about a crisp pastry tart…