Spring Quinoa Salad

Spring Quinoa Salad
In part three of a two part series I never intended on writing, here is yet another quinoa salad recipe. What’s happened with these is that as the year has gone on I’ve changed the dish depending on what’s in season, with the only constant being the grain and a yoghurt based sauce. And given ...

Rose veal, asparagus, chanterelles, wild garlic, fondant potato, porcini sauce 2

Rose veal, asparagus, chanterelles, wild garlic, fondant potato, porcini sauce
I would really love to have made this recipe with morels but I couldn’t even find the dried ones here in Dublin last week never mind fresh so I had to make do with substituting chanterelles and porcini instead. The dried porcini sauce was actually very easy to prepare yet intensely flavoured even though it ...

Crab, asparagus, alexanders, samphire, spring onion 2

Crab, asparagus, alexanders, samphire, spring onion
Spring in Ireland may traditionally be said to begin in February but in the kitchen it really only starts in April. This is the month where we finally get to say goodbye to all those stews and root vegetables and lots of fresh greens start to become available (there’s only so much purple-sprouting broccoli you ...

Asparagus And Oat Soup, Egg Yolk, Burnt Onion

Asparagus And Oat Soup, Egg Yolk, Burnt Onion
Marks & Spencers still have some English asparagus left on their shelves so I decided to try to make the most of it before it’s finally gone. Generally at this time of year when the season is technically over the quality is not great and the best option is to make soup; in any case, ...

Orecchiette With Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Asparagus And Broad Beans

Orecchiette With Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Asparagus And Broad Beans
This began life as a Nigel Slater linguine and basil recipe from his excellent Kitchen Diaries cookbook to which I added some purple sprouting broccoli I had lying around in the fridge. The broccoli didn’t quite work with a long ribbon like pasta though so I decided to merge the dish with one I’ve posted ...

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 ...