I learned this recipe watching Sunday sessions by Big Has! During BBQ season these guys are an absolute must! Ask your local fishmonger for the shells if you don't have any. Loads of different sauces you can serve on the side. I have combined 2 different sauces I liked to make a sort of spicy bearnaise.
I remember working in a hotel in London and we had the restaurant booked out for a private party. I think it was the last night of Chicago starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Gas craic either way. They requested tagines very last minute. We had 5 people running all over London looking everywhere for Tagines! It was a nightmare. After about 6 hours we eventually had enough that we could cook and serve the entire party. Ever since then I will always have a tagine at the ready in my house!
Growing up as a kid we had a favourite little neighbourhood restaurant called Vinny Vanucci's! I ended up working in the restaurant that took its place as my first ever restaurant job! I used to go to bed dreaming of this pasta dish that they served! It was sublime and one of the first moments I could feel food actually move me. Enjoy!
I don't know if this was the same for other people growing up but these were a very popular chipper item. My wife still adores them and will order them regularly! Tasty little simple dish you can rack up in a few minutes and a great way to use up mushrooms instead of leaving them to die in the fridge!
Who the hell doesn't love ravioli! Homemade ravioli bangs hard too! You really appreciate it after making it from scratch! Such a romantic little date night too. Feels a bit like Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in ghost but its pasta and not pottery. And you get to eat the finished product so ye. Pasta>Pottery.
Mushroom ravioli is a recipe you see quite a lot but I chuck in black pudding just to dirty it up a little and it is so so worth it! Dirty it up people.
This recipe will make extra pasta dough that you can keep and use for other pasta adventures.
An awesome snack or appetizer to stand around with friends and pick at while you're waiting for your amazing main course to finish in the oven!
Earthy and full of flavour, grilling adds a delicious smokiness, dipped into roasted garlic aioli, everyone will be screaming for more! These artichoke hearts will steal everyone's heart, aawwww cute!!!!
I love an ole fish curry and I also loves me some Hake.
I remember a time in my early teenage years I laughed at reading Fish Curry on a menu but decided to try it and never looked back. There is just something beautiful about a well cooked flaky fish immersed in a sauce made with such depth and strong flavours. I would only ever serve this with rice but you do you!
Everyone grew up eating Spaghetti Bolognese, or Spag Bol as our American friends call it.
I remember tasting Parmesan cheese for the very first time atop a bowl of this stuff! I said it before, my mother would cook it on a Monday and that would almost be dinner for the rest of the week. I think she just didn't know how to measure the amount of pasta to cook and ended up making enough for the Brady Bunch and their extended family.
Either way it is a classic dish that is super easy to make.
British classic recipe but we do love it over here too. Possibly the only thing British my Dad wouldn't moan about.
My missus would destroy a bowl of mushy peas in a heartbeat to go alongside. It cannot be served without mushy peas. We take it to a level that might sound weird and love a cheesy mushy pea. Call us weird or wrong but don’t knock it til you try it. Then call us weird or wrong, we won’t really care.
Also known as Dijon Chicken, this dish dates back to 1930’s France. We love all things Francais and dishes like this in particular. Our inspiration for this recipe came directly from thefrenchcookingacademy.com
Spanish classic dish. Again super simple but super delicious. A tapas staple, an unusual thing to see as a snack in an Irish house, so again, we are here for you to impress your mates! Or you mother to impress the ladies from the golf club, or your dad his boss, you get it. They will think you are oh so cultured. Also it is fun to play padron roulette, as every so often, one of them is a hidden killer of heat!
We love a good salad! Especially when our mothers come for dinner. It shows were looking after ourselves and are mature, not just necking beers and bbqing meats. We have also paired this with our favourite f*cking rose! It is truly amazing. Summer’s day salad and banging rose, what else could you want!