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Chicken Skewers with Dried Fruit Couscous
The Strawberry Tree at The Brooklodge Hotel & Wells Spa, Co. Wicklow is Ireland’s only certified organic restaurant. They lay great emphasis on the importance of quality ingredients and many of those suitable for producing in the Irish climate would be supplied from organic producers in the surrounding area. This aromatic, gently spicy recipe is from Tim Daly, chef at The Strawberry Tree.
Rigatoni Pasta with Goats Cheese and Spinach Marinara
Wineport Lodge is well known to viewers of RTE’s ‘The Restaurant’, as it has been the location for the show during the last few series of the programme. Beautifully located on the eastern shore of Lough Ree, near Athlone, Co. Westmeath, it is a gorgeous place for a real restaurant at other times and chef Cathal Moran makes sure that guests remember the dining experience as much as the view. This tasty vegetarian dish is a home cooking suggestion from Wineport.
Exotic Fruit Pavlova
Popular TV chef Neven Maguire is well known for his wonderful desserts. While simpler than the creations at his restaurant, MacNean House & Restaurant, at Blacklion, Co. Cavan, this colourful pavlova would be the highlight of any home cooked meal. The meringue can be cooked the day before and kept in a cool place until needed – and the fruit selection can be varied according to the season, making this an all-year favourite.
Early in the strawberry season simplest is best, and it’s wonderful to luxuriate in the sunny flavour of the luscious big berries, perhaps served with a hint of caster sugar and cream or good vanilla ice cream. Or try a sprinkling of orange juice and a light grinding of black pepper. As the season goes on and the berries get smaller, chop them up and mix roughly with broken meringue and cream. Or you might try this simple Strawberry Sundae.
Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes with Soured Cream
It’s hard to beat the classic way of serving smoked salmon – with good brown soda bread, a grinding of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon – but, when a change is called for, this makes a very good, easy to prepare starter. The potato cakes can be made ahead and reheated - and they could also be frozen until needed, if required, then defrost and reheat as below.