Flowers And Vegetables

Flowers And Vegetables
This was inspired by a Rick Stein clip I saw on TV this Saturday where he cooked an incredible mixture of fresh Mediterranean vegetables to serve alongside tuna steak with salsa verde. When I went to look for the recipe online I couldn’t find it so I just used the basic foundation – potatoes, courgettes ...

Warm Smoked Mackerel Salad With Beetroot And Gooseberry Vinaigrette

Warm Smoked Mackerel Salad With Beetroot And Gooseberry Vinaigrette
I was meant to post this a few weeks ago and only for a helpful reminder in the comments section I would never have gotten round to writing it down. Unfortunately though, now gooseberry season is pretty much over it might be hard for anyone to use the recipe until next summer! However, I do ...

Scallops With Salt Cod Puree, Broad Beans, Pancetta And Sherry Sauce 2

Scallops With Salt Cod Puree, Broad Beans, Pancetta And Sherry Sauce
When I was in Spain last September I bought some bacalao in the grocery shop near our hotel to bring home with me to Ireland. It’s a good thing it lasts so long because nearly a year on it’s only now that I’ve managed to use it. I originally planned on making brandade but the ...

Broad Beans With Black Pudding, Little Gem, Peas And Nasturtiums 1

Broad Beans With Black Pudding, Little Gem, Peas And Nasturtiums
This recipe has its origins in a few different places, the main one being a riff on a combination I’ve explored before only this time using my own homemade black pudding. Then there’s the somewhat unusual step of cooking the lettuce which I’ve become quite fond of since having braised little gem in a few ...

Orecchiette With Beetroot Leaves

Orecchiette With Beetroot Leaves
This recipe is based on is the classic Pulgian dish Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa which involves turnip tops and pasta being coated in an sauce made with absurd amounts of garlic, anchovies and olive oil; the reason I like it so much is because it’s such a great example of Southern Italian cucina povera, ...