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, ...

Beetroot And Coconut Soup 4

Beetroot And Coconut Soup
I always think of beetroot as a winter vegetable but it actually comes into season in July so when I was on Moore Street to visit FXB’s I saw some huge bunches on sale at one of the stalls for only €2 and it immediately reminded me of a recipe I found on the BBC ...

Fiyyel Wat (Ethiopian Goat Stew) 4

Fiyyel Wat (Ethiopian Goat Stew)
In part two of a one part series I never expected to write I thought I’d share another recipe I cooked over the weekend to take advantage of the last of the goat in FXB’s. This time it’s from Ethiopia and if my research hasn’t steered me wrong I think I’ve got the name correct; ...

Goat Rendang

Goat Rendang
I was in FXB on Moore Street this Saturday and there was a big sign outside saying they had goat in stock which basically decided what we we were going to have for dinner that night. I’m a big fan of the meat and ate lots of it when I was in Argentina last year; ...

Samphire

Samphire
I was in Kish Fish yesterday buying some red mullet for lunch and I noticed that they were also selling samphire which is a big favourite of mine. Unfortunately, it was priced at a quite outrageous €15/kg but since you only need about 100g for two people I didn’t mind too much and with a ...

Chicken Consommé With Broad Beans And Peas

Chicken Consommé With Broad Beans And Peas
Ever since reading Harold McGee’s article about a simple method for making incredibly clear consommés I’ve been wanting to try it but it’s only in the past few weeks that I’ve got a chance to do so. I say the last few weeks because I’ve done quite a few experiments over the course of the ...

Mackerel With Parmesan Crust, Horseradish And Pea Sauce And Roast Mushrooms

There’s a supposedly unbreakable rule in Italian cooking that says you are never meant  to mix seafood and parmesan although like many of these things it appears to be entirely arbitrary; I read an article about this by Heston Blumenthal years ago but only recently did I look more closely behind the science of why ...

Homemade Black Pudding 8

Homemade Black Pudding
I’m a very big fan of all types of blood sausages, not just Irish ones but also morcilla from Spain, blutwurst from Germany and even an amazing smoked Estonian version that I think is called verivorst. Last year, my wife got Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills Of Cooking book for Christmas and in it is a ...

Asparagus With Poached Quails Eggs, Black Pudding, Broad Bean Puree And Hollandaise Sauce

I was reading a great post over on I Can Has Cook about the pairing of broad beans with black pudding which is something that would never occurred to me and it gave me the idea for this recipe. Moreover, I’d never tasted the puddings made by Jack McCarthy mentioned so it was a good ...