Mussels with a Garlic and White Wine Sauce

Serves: 2 Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes Total: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1 Garlic Clove- finely chopped 1 Shallot- finely diced 1kg Mussels- scrubbed and beards removed 1 cup Dry White Wine Salt Coriander- handful chopped Method Scrub the mussels and pull off the beards that come out of the shell.Continue reading “Mussels with a Garlic and White Wine Sauce”

Espresso Margarita

Serves: 2 Preparation: 15 minutes Total: 15 minutes Ingredients 120ml espresso coffee – (8 tbsp) 45ml silver or white tequila – (3 tbsp) 15ml honey – (1 tbsp) 15ml lime juice – (1 tbsp) Lime slice Sea salt Crushed ice/ice cubes Method Put some crushed ice in the glass to make it cold. Add theContinue reading “Espresso Margarita”

Crispy Duck Breast with Sweetcorn, Pine Nuts and Plum Sauce

Serves: 2 Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking: 40 minutes Total: 1 hour Ingredients 2 duck breasts – trimmed and scored Salt Pepper 30g pine nuts 1 corn on the cob 1 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot – finely diced 3 dark red plums – stoned and cut into small wedges 50g brown sugar 50ml red wineContinue reading “Crispy Duck Breast with Sweetcorn, Pine Nuts and Plum Sauce”

Easy Crêpes with Caramelised Banana

Makes: 8 Serves: 4 people (depending on how hungry you are) Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes Total: 30 minutes (optional 30 minutes extra) Ingredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk Pinch of salt 1 tbsp sunflower oil To serve: 3 bananas – chopped 75g caster sugar Chocolate sauce Method Put 100g plainContinue reading “Easy Crêpes with Caramelised Banana”

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients: Chicken Tikka Marinade 675g boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts cut into bite sized pieces 1 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp root ginger – peeled & finely grated 2 garlic cloves – finely grated & minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilliContinue reading “Chicken Tikka Masala”

Vietnamese drip coffee

The first time I had a Vietnamese coffee I was in Dublin at Jolin’s Vietnamese coffee house. It was a beautiful creamy coffee, with a lovely hint of sweetness coming through. Then we went to Vietnam and our adventure began. We planned a lovely day walking around Saigon and that’s where we found a coffeeContinue reading “Vietnamese drip coffee”

Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coriander Fish Cakes

Makes: 8 cakes Serves: 4 people Preparation: 40 minutes (optional to leave in the fridge overnight) Cooking: 30 minutes Total: 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes 2 skinless salmon fillets 1 lemon – zested Coriander – chopped fine 1 tbsp plain flour 1 egg 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika Season withContinue reading “Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coriander Fish Cakes”