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Fully Loaded Nachos

Fully Loaded Nachos

Great dishes are often made from little, or indeed what little the kitchen had at the time. A cook under pressure to feed a hungry, unannounced crowd can often weave magic in the kitchen with whatever is at hand. That’s…

Chargrilled Tomato Salsa

Chargrilled Tomato Salsa

In keeping with the theme of Mexican dips after the guacamole recipe from earlier this week, I give you the most famous of them all, the tomato salsa. Salsa, simply the Spanish and Italian word for sauce, has become synonymous…

Guacamole

Guacamole

This classic Mexican side dish and dip made primarily from avocados is such a well-known dish and synonymous with parties and a fiesta atmosphere, singing of laid back summer evenings. It’s also incredibly easy to make at home. There are…

Galway’s Best Casual Dining

Galway’s Best Casual Dining

I think that talking about casual dining in Galway is something of a misnomer as it perhaps implies that there is anything other than casual about eating out here. One of the things that I love about Galway and its food…

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….

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…

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…