Meat Dishes

Leftover Turkey Paella

Leftover Turkey Paella

Christmas has been and gone. I’ve really enjoyed it this year, we had a great build up and the day itself was a feast of family and food. Cairns Farm provided us with a magnificent 20lb Free Range Bronze Turkey (which to my surprise took […]

Thai Red Beef Curry

Thai Red Beef Curry

Thai Red Beef Curry Who doesn’t love a good curry? My preference of curryย changes weekly, sometimes daily, but I’ve been on my Thai buzz for a few months now. A couple of years ago I tried numerous different recipes for homemade paste but was left […]

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu Offal, the dirty word. It wasn’t that long ago that heart, tongue and liver formed a large part of our parents/grandparents diet but today we seem to see ourselves as being above such frugal eating. My granddad always speaks fondly of his dinners […]

Lentils with Sausage and Beans

Lentils with Sausage and Beans

Lentils with Sausage and Beans It’s getting cold and dark, well kind of. Although the weather has actually been surprisingly decent for the past few days we’re now very much in stew territory. We’re coming towards my favourite time of the year. The time when […]

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb There is no meat more quintessentially Irish than lamb. I am lucky enough to live just off The Curragh Plains so it’s meat that is literally bred on my doorstep. This however, is no Curragh lamb. This is Bellewstown’s best thanks to […]

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone

Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Mascarpone Pasta with Ham and Cheese? Surely I’ve lost my mind and mixed the contents of my lunchtime sandwich with some pasta and pretended to be a genius. Not quite. This is yet another example of the simplicity of Italian food. […]

Roman Style Beef Rolls

Roman Style Beef Rolls

Roman Style Beef Rolls “Mof Mof” – Minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour. Antonio Carluccio’s famous approach sums up Italian cuisine perfectly. I’ve always been a fan. My favourite childhood dish – Spaghetti Bolognese or Pizza (neither of which happened to be particularly Italian, as […]

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling

Roast Pork with Crackling and Balsamic Gravy I’m on a serious pork buzz at the moment. The pig is the most wonderful creature that just keeps on giving. The conditions that pigs are kept in in this country (aswel as most others) has me somewhat […]

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pulled Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans Aggressive, rude and manly. The three words that come to my mind when I think of ham hocks. They’re full of flavour and extremely versatile, great at enhancing any soup or stew. I hadn’t come across their unsalted […]

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew March seemed to be on track to follow the old saying; “in like a lion, out like a lamb”. That was until the final week when the wind picked up and twice I found myself picking up the contents of my […]