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Month: November 2015

The Perfect Christmas Dinner by Richie Wilson with Wine Pairing

Christmas can be stressful for lots of people and the thought of doing dinner for the whole family can fill you with dread. So we have done the preparation for you and asked the master of the roast for his take on the Perfect Christmas Dinner. Head Chef Richie Wilson of Fire Restaurant on Dawson …

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Maple Glazed Ham Recipe by Neven Maguire with Wine Pairing

A traditional ham is the perfect choice if you’ve got hordes of visitors to feed, so it’s especially good to have over the festive period. This Maple Glazed Ham certain crowd-pleaser, it tastes equally good served hot or cold. Any leftovers from this ham can be used in countless other dishes, such as in a …

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Ross Lewis Chestnut Soup

Spiced Chestnut Soup with Hazelnut Cream & White Truffle Recipe by Ross Lewis

This Spiced Chestnut Soup with Hazelnut Cream & White Truffle Soup is of our finest soups and a marriage of two royal autumn ingredients: chestnuts and pheasant. Folded into these flavours are star anise, fennel, juniper berries and cardamom, giving deep, complex notes. The pheasant stock gives a slightly gamier flavour and there is a …

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Sheen Falls Salmon

Beetroot Marinated Sheen Falls Smoked Salmon Recipe by Chef Philip Brazil

Make a statement with your Christmas starter this year with this Beetroot Marinated Sheen Falls Smoked Salmon recipe with Cranberry Compote, Baby Beetroot, Beetroot and Horseradish Purée, Prunes Purée, Sour Cream Caviar and Winter Leaves. Serves 4 Ingredients: – 250 grams of quality sliced Sheen Falls Smoked Salmon – 8 cooked Beetroot (Keep 4 beetroot for the purée see …

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Wonky Spatula Maple Glazed Duck

Maple Glazed Duck Recipe by The Wonky Spatula with Wine Pairing

I absolutely adore duck – it’s one of my favourite meats! This recipe is full of flavour with very little effort needed in the kitchen, sit back and relax while it looks after itself! This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo. Ingredients: – 1 duck (1.5-2kg) – Juice and zest of 2 oranges – 1/4 cup …

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Eileen Dunne Crescenzi Chicken Liver Vio Sante

Crostini with Chicken Liver Pâté Recipe by Eileen Dunne Crescenzi

Crostini with chicken liver pâté, or Crostini Toscani, is a warm and hearty starter. I suggest you serve your guests these tasty crostini, along with a very good glass of Chianti Classico, in front of a blazing log fire. Following some effusive conversation, move everyone to the dining table. Makes 12 Ingredients: – 500g free-range or …

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Louise Lennox Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House Recipe by Louise Lennox

This looks like a big project but can be done in stages over a number of days. Ingredients: Cookie Dough – 225g granulated sugar – 250g dark brown sugar – 425g margarine block – 454g golden syrup – 180ml whole milk – 1.2kg plain flour – 1 tablespoon bread soda – 4 tablespoon ground cinnamon – 4 tablespoons ground ginger Decoration – 4-6 packets …

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Darina Allen Light Christmas Cake

Light Christmas Cake Recipe by Darina Allen

This light fruit christmas cake was Mummy’s favourite. She used royal icing and made a snow scene with Santa standing on top – thanks for the memories. Makes 35 pieces Ingredients: – 50g (2oz) whole almonds 200g (7oz) sultanas 200g (7oz) raisins – 100g (31/2oz) chopped candied peel – 50g (2oz) currants 50g (2oz) real glacé cherries, cut in …

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Brussel Sprouts by Johan Van der Merwe

Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Chilli, Parmesan & Orange Recipe by Johan van der Merwe

This recipe elevates the much maligned brussels sprouts to a superstar side at your Christmas dinner table. By frying brussels sprouts until crisp and scattering with capers, chilli flakes, parmesan and orange no one around the table will pass on a serving of sprouts this year. Ingredients: – 500g brussels sprouts – 2 dessert spoon capers – Pinch …

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Catherine Fulvio Bolle di Neve

Italian Snowballs Recipe by Catherine Fulvio

These little Italian Snowballs, or Bolle di Neve, are usually made with almonds, but I have made mine here with pecans.These are really delicate and are a good gift to take to a dinner party during the festive season – if you have any left after tasting them! They look so classy when they are gift …

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Gingerbread cookies on Christmas tree

Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe by Shane Smith

You’ll create a lot of excitement with these stained glass window cookies this Christmas! They look incredibly pretty, there super tasty and are easy and fun to make. They would make the perfect stocking filler and also lovely to hang as decorations on your tree. Get the kids involved and happy baking. Makes 10-15 Ingredients: …

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Neven Maguire Mulled Fruit Trifle

Mulled Fruit Trifle Recipe by Neven Maguire with Wine Pairing

My mum used to always make this mulled fruit trifle for special occasions when I was growing up. I loved to help her (especially when it came to clearing up the leftovers!) and it definitely helped inspire me to become a chef. At Christmas, I like to decorate the top of this trifle with pomegranate …

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ICA mulled wine

Mulled Wine Recipe by The Irish Countrywoman’s Association

Recipe from ICA Patricia Cavanagh, Ballinode Guild, Monaghan: “Each year since the new millennium, on the Sunday before Christmas, my local walking club in Knockatallon on the Monaghan–Tyrone border meet up with the Clogher Valley walkers. Our annual ‘mulled wine walk’ takes us up to Knockmany Cairn, an ancient passage grave situated on a high …

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Fudge Gateaux

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Fudge Gateaux Recipe by Karyn Ryan with Wine Pairing

For those who are not too fond of the “Normal” fruit Christmas Cake. I have the perfect alternative, the most luxurious Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Fudge Gateaux. This cake really is Chocolate Heaven on a plate. Ingredients: – 50g good quality cocoa powder – 100g dark brown muscovado sugar – 250 ml boiling water – 125g soft unsalted butter – 150 …

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Neven Maguire Turkey Satay Vegetable Noodles

Turkey Satay Vegetable Noodles Recipe by Neven Maguire with Wine Pairing

This Turkey Satay Vegetable Noodles recipe is great to use up any leftover turkey from Christmas Day. It packs a powerful flavour punch and is just the ticket after the excesses of the festive season. Stir-frying is a traditional Chinese cooking technique that’s very easy to master. To check if the vegetables are cooked, pierce …

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Christmas Crafts & Festive Fun for all at The Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Dublin’s Newest Distillery to Host an Indoor Christmas Craft Fair  The Teeling Whiskey Distillery will host an exclusive Christmas Craft Fair celebrating the excellence of Ireland’s artisan community on Saturday, 5th December, from 11am-5pm. With eleven popular Irish brands set to take part in the festive showcase including some of Teeling’s own exciting food collaborations, …

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Mince Pies

Mince Pies Recipe by Denise’s Delicious Gluten Free Bakery

These are the most popular pies we bake and we make hundreds of thousands. It’s nice to say that you have baked them yourself; however, if it’s all a bit daunting, use our pastry mix and mincemeat to make it a bit easier on yourself! Ingredients: Mincemeat – 200g (8oz) butter/margarine – 450g (1lb) cooking apples, peeled, …

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Cranberry, Orange & Ginger Mincemeat Recipe by Bridget Harney

When I made this cranberry, orange & ginger mincemeat, the house was instantly transformed by the festive smells. People were trickling into the kitchen and even the collection of ingredients piled on the table spoke of the warmth and familiarity of a traditional Christmas. This recipe is, however, a twist on a classic, using the …

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Celeriac, Thyme and Crispy Pancetta Soup

Celeriac, Thyme and Crispy Pancetta Soup Recipe by Anna-Jane Kingston

Despite it’s rather grotesque and bulbous appearance, celeriac – also known as the turnip rooted celery; boasts a beautiful sweet and nutty flavour. Celeriac is a fantastic vegetable to pick up in Ireland at the moment, as it’s 100% in season. Not only is the humble celeriac affordable, but it’s also low in calories, filling, …

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