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…

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

A drink that can be traced back to the 1930s and named after the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Vieux Carré was invented in the rotating Carousel Bar of the famous Hotel Monteleone. This is an all alcohol cocktail in…

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…