Category: Meat

Ham Hock Croquetas

Ham Hock Croquetas

A quintessential element of the tapas party, the jamon croquette is a delicately textured but powerfully flavoured nugget of pure delight and surprisingly very accessible and easy to recreate at home. Traditionally using Spanish ham of course though feel free…

Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

The quiches are a delicious savoury tart with incredible versatility that holds up with almost anything your fridge or larder has to offer, like brioche buns. Think of it along the lines of a frittata with pastry and you’ll begin…

Sausage and Leek Ragu

Sausage and Leek Ragu

There’s something about this time of year. The burgeoning darkness of winter creeping into the evenings making them ever shorter encourages us to yearn for both simplicity and comfort. Midweek suppers become the bane of our lives, especially when trying…

Ultimate Burger Recipe

Ultimate Burger Recipe

So what constitutes the perfect or ultimate burger? For something so fundamentally simple there are a wide variety of opinions and arguments regarding the morally acceptable use of condiments and toppings. I will leave those arguments for you to continue…

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat meat is not one that we are traditionally or historically associated with here in Ireland. Commonly used in African, Middle Eastern and South American cuisines it’s not culturally a meat that many of us are familiar with, no less…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Stock; the mothering life agent of so many sauces. The curer of illness and the base source of wellness. The heart of soups and risottos, it’s the soul in your bouillon and the pep in your Boulangère. It’s the core…

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

Chicken, Barley & Kale Soup

This is a most simple recipe that really makes the most out of its ingredients and provides a comforting, nutritious, yet incredibly simple option for a hearty supper and/or lunch. As I always say, the end product of any dish…

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak

Choosing your cut: Fillet, striploin, rib-eye, whatever you decide there are a couple of things to consider. Price is certainly one, flavour is the other. T-bone combines both the striploin and the fillet with a central bone but there are…

Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork – Carnitas

Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork – Carnitas

The Larder360 Box Challenge was one that really excited me when I was first asked to be involved. Each month they will send me a cooler box of ingredients unknown to myself and I’ll attempt to put together a recipe…

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…

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