This soup is about as comforting as you can get, thanks to its simple ingredients and rich, cheesy flavour. As we Irish like to say, “theres eating and drinking in it”.
Its that time of the year when wild salmon is abound. And I am so blessed to be based here on the banks of the blackwater in West Waterford, yet I will argue, deabte etc that there is only one salmon that should grace your kitchen here in Ireland and that is the “Donegal Silver”.
A taste trip down to South America was on the cards with this simple yet tasty and healthy Peruvian dish, aka their version of fried rice. I am thinking that as the Incas originated from South Asia, this is how some of their techniques came to end up in Peru. And they ate duck, cuy ( guinea pig ), llama and alpaca meat along with seafood. Now dont be looking at your pet guinea pig for this recipe, I have already said we are using the left over chicken.
Now, who doesn’t like a good old sweet & sour chicken?
Cambodia has many wonderful fish dishes, and this is one of my favourites. Amok is a fragrant blend of spices in a coconut broth, and ideally steamed in banana leaves, if you can get your hands on some here in Ireland, please let me know.
When I had my restaurant in the the UK, this was a firm favourite and was a regular on the menu. So imagine how excited I got, (yes simple things like fresh swordfish gets me excited), when I saw Pat, my local fishmonger, had some lovely fresh swordfish on display.
Its been a hectic, stressful week, and when those weeks jump out of the blue at me there is nothing more I like to do than get myself into a kitchen, get some worship music on and make a risotto.
Once again, I reckon if i was to visit your kitchen, I would find a half used bottle of sweet chili sauce in your cupboard or fridge. Well now you have a dish where you can use it up. By the way this sauce is just as good with some grilled or roast chicken.
My recipe for these corn pancakes couldn’t be easier. Bish, Bash Bosh and in your gob in less than 15 minutes, and it’s one of the easiest pancake recipes you will find,