SEAFOOD PAELLA

Seafood Paella

 
Seafood Paella
 

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS: 

olive oil


10cm/4 inch piece of chorizo, diced

2 onions, diced


4 garlic cloves, crushed


500g/4 cups paella rice


sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 tsp saffron threads 

1½ litre/4¼ cups fish stock, hot


400g/1¼ lbs monkfish fillets, cut into ¾-1¼ inch pieces

500g/2¼ lbs mussels, cleaned and de-bearded


10 prawns/shrimp, left whole, raw and unshelled


1 red pepper
, sliced 

2 lemons, cut into wedges to serve



METHOD: 

1.   Heat a large paella pan over a medium heat. Add a drop of olive oil followed by the chorizo. Leave to crisp for about five minutes, then add the onions, red peppers and garlic and cook for a further ten minutes.



2.   Stir in the rice and season with salt and pepper. Add the saffron threads, hot fish stock and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes.


3.   Scatter the pieces of monkfish over the rice and push under the surface with the back of a spoon. Lay the mussels and prawns over the top and simmer for another ten minutes, until the mussels have opened and the prawns are pink. 
 

4.   Serve with lemon wedges around the pan.



DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS PIL PIL

DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS PIL PIL

 
Dublin Bay Prawns Pil Pil
 

Serves 6

 INGREDIENTS:

100ml/½ cup olive oil

6 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tsp chilli flakes

30 fresh dublin bay prawns, raw, peeled with tails on 

2 tsps smoked paprika 

15ml/1 tbsp dry sherry 

Juice 1 lemon

1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped 

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

METHOD: 

1.        Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil, followed by the garlic and chilli – cook for two minutes. 

2.      Then toss in the fresh prawns, followed by the smoked paprika, dry sherry and lemon. Cook for a further five minutes. Just before you take off the heat, toss in the flat leaf parley. 

Lemon, Harissa & Olive Spatchcock Chicken with Bulgar Wheat, Cucumber & Dill

Lemon, Harissa & Olive Spatchcock Chicken with Bulgar Wheat, Cucumber & Dill

 
Lemon, Harissa spatchcock chicken
 

Serves 6 

INGREDIENTS:
1 whole chicken, about 1.4kg
2 preserved lemons, chopped
6 cloves garlic, smashed
50g/½ cup black olives, chopped
1 tbsp harissa
100ml/½ cup olive oil
For the Bulgar Wheat Salad
100g/¾ cup bulgar wheat
100ml/½ cup boiling water
1 cucumber, diced
4 spring onions/scallions, thinly sliced
2 tbsps flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tbsps fresh dill, chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
100ml/½ cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
3 garlic cloves, crushed
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 

 

METHOD:

1.    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. 

2.    To spatchcock the chicken, place it breast-side down, with the legs towards you. Using sturdy scissors cut along either side of the backbone to remove it, cutting through the rib bones as you go. Open the chicken out and turn over. Flatten the breastbone with the heel of your hand so that the meat is all one thickness. You can ask your butcher to do this for you if you prefer. Add the preserved lemons, garlic, olives, harissa and olive oil in a bowl and mix well.

3.    Place the spatchcocked chicken in a roasting tray and rub the preserved lemon and harissa mix all over the chicken. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 45 minutes or until cooked through. 

4.    While the chicken is roasting, prepare the bulgar wheat salad. Place the bulgar in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water to cover. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to soak for 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Fluff up with a fork, then stir in the cucumber, spring onions, and herbs. Whisk the oil, lemon juice and garlic together in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the bulgar wheat salad and toss to coat. 

5.    Transfer the roast spatchcocked chicken to the centre of a large, warmed platter and spoon the bulgar wheat salad around the chicken to serve.

BEER BATTERED FISH TACOS

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

 
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INGREDIENTS: 

450g/1 lb. cod, cut into 16 slices

125g/1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 large egg

250ml/1 cup Hop House 13 beer

100g/½ cup sour cream

1 tbsp. minced jalapeño

50g/¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

250ml/1 cup canola oil

8 small flour tortillas

100g/½ cup shredded cabbage

For the chunky guacamole 

1 avocado, peeled and cut into small pieces 

1 red onion, peeled and diced

juice of 1 lime 

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Serve with wedges of limes 

 

METHOD: 

1.    Start by making the batter for the fish. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cayenne, salt, egg, and beer. Whisk together until you reach a smooth consistency and set aside at room temperature.

2.    In a large pot, preheat oil to 350°. Dip fish into batter and allow excess batter to drip off before adding to oil. Fry fish, flipping to ensure it's evenly browned, about four minutes, then place on a paper towel-lined plate and season with sea salt.

3.    In a small bowl make the guacamole. Place all the ingredients in the bowl, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well. 

4.    Warm tortillas in a dry skillet. Serve tacos with sour cream, jalapeñocabbage, guacamole, cilantro, and lime wedges.

BEER BRAISED BEEF STEAK with chimichurri

Beer Braised Beef Steak with chimichurri

 
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Serves 2 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

2 rump steaks 

Beer marinade 

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 sprig rosemary, leaves chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons mustard (as mild or hot as you like)

100ml/½ cup Hop House 13 beer 

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the chimichurri

1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

4 tbsps fresh mint, chopped

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped  

1 tbsp honey

2 garlic cloves, crushed 

3 anchovy fillets, chopped 

2 green fresh chilies, seeded and sliced

50ml/¼ cup olive oil

100ml/½ cup white wine vinegar

 

METHOD: 

1.   Start by making the beer marinade. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and season with Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, whisk together. Place the 2 rump steaks in the bowl and leave to marinade for 30 minutes.

2.   To make the chimichurri, place all the ingredients in a food processor, pulse until roughly chopped and set aside. 

3.   Preheat a char-grill pan or barbecue over high heat. Once the pan is hot cook the.steaks for three minutes on each side for medium rare. Set aside and allow to rest for a couple of minutes.

4.   Thinly slice the steak and spoon over the chimichurri. 

15 minute Chilli Prawn Linguine

15 minute Chilli Prawn Linguine

 
lemon chilli prawn linguini
 

Serves 4 

INGREDIENTS: 

500g/16 oz dried linguine

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, finely slices 

2 fresh red chilies, deseeded and finely chopped

450g/14 oz large raw prawns, peeled 

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, grated 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

1.        Place a large saucepan filled with water over a high heat and bring to the boil. Season with sea salt. Once the water has come to the boil, stir in the linguine and cooked for 10 minutes. 

2.      While the pasta is cooking, place a large frying pan over a medium heat, and add the olive oil, followed by the garlic, fresh ginger and chilies and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the prawns and the lemon juice. Cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes, or until they turn pink and are just cooked through. 

3.       Drain the pasta, and return to the saucepan, stir the prawns into the pasta, along with the Italian parsley, one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and lemon zest. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and toss well.

Potato salad with spring peas and radishes

Potato Salad with spring peas and radishes

 
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Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

900g baby potatoes (new potatoes or Jersey Royals)

3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

50g salted butter

2 shallots, finely diced 

20 garden pea pods, podded (or 100g frozen peas)

10 radishes, finely sliced 

1 lemon, juice and zest 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan half filled with water and add 1 tablespoon of torn fresh mint leaves and a sprinkle of sea salt. Place the saucepan, with lid, over a high heat and bring to the boil. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are completely cooked through. 

2. While the potatoes are cooking, place a frying pan over a medium heat and melt the butter. When the butter is melted, add finely diced shallots and cook until soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest and Dijon mustard.

3. Drain the potatoes, slice them in half and add them to your serving dish followed by the fresh peas. If you’re using frozen peas, cook them in boiling, salted water for 2 or 3 minutes. 

4.  Next add the radishes, mint and lemon butter dressing and toss together to make sure all the ingredients are completely coated. Make sure your potatoes are still warm when you’re adding the dressing as they will absorb the dressing much better. 

Ten Minute Fish Supper

Ten Minute Fish Supper

 
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Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

80g / 4 tbsps butter 

2 large or 4 small flat fish fillets (such as plaice, turbot, lemon sole) 

2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh herbs (such as dill, flat leaf parsley, fennel) 

zest of juice of a lemon or lime 

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 

 

METHOD:

1.    Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter. Swirl the pan around so that the butter is spread throughout the whole pan. 

2.    Place the fish fillets in the frying pan, and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Allow to cook for four minutes, then carfeully turn over the fillets and cook for a further four minutes. After two minutes, sprinkle the lemon or lime zest and finely chopped herbs over the fish, and squeeze the lemon/lime juice long the fillets. 

3.    Slightly tip the pan to the side, so that the juices gather at the tipped side of the pan. Using a spoon scoop the juices from the pan and pour them back over the fish, repeat a few times. 

4.    When the fish is cooked arrange on two warmed plates, and pour all the juices from the pan over the fish. 

5.    Serve with a fresh gree leaf salad and steam new potatoes or green vegetables. 

SALMON FISH CAKES WITH FRESH HORSERADISH CREAM

SALMON FISH CAKES WITH FRESH HORSERADISH CREAM

 
Salmon fish cakes with horseradish sauce
 

Serves 4 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

400g / 14ozs floury potatoes, boiled and mashed 

400g /14ozs salmon, poached and flaked 

2 scallions, finely chopped 

2 tsps capers 

1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped  

grated zest and juice of ½ lemon 

50g/3 tbsps butter 

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

For the fresh horseradish cream 

100ml/½ cup crème fraiche 

1 tbsp fresh peeled and grated fresh horseradish root

grated zest and juice of ½ lemon 

2 tsps flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 

1 lemon, cut into wedges to serve, plus a bunch of watercress (optional) to serve

 

METHOD: 

1.         Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.

2.        Place all the ingredients for the fish cakes except the butter  in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined. Divide the mixture into four balls, and shape each into a patty.

3.        Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the fish cakes and brown on both sides. Transfer the fish cakes to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. 

4.       While the fish cakes are baking, mix all the ingredients for the horseradish cream together in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.

5.        To serve, place each fish cake on four warmed plate with a spoonful of the horseradish cream and a wedge of lemon, plus a handful of watercress, if you wish.

Fish Pie with Crispy Cheddar Rosti

Fish Pie with Crispy Cheddar Rosti

 
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What is more comforting than a sumptuous fish pie - my secret is a cracking crispy cheddar rosti on top.

 Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

450g/16 oz floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper, peeled
250g/9 oz smoked haddock fillets, skinless
250g/9 oz salmon fillets, skinless
100g/3½ oz prawns
400ml/14 fl oz milk
50g/2 oz flour
50g/2 oz butter, softened
25g/1 oz butter, melted
2 tbsp fresh dill
50g/2 oz mature Dubliner Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 shallot, cut in half
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black peppercorns

METHOD:

1.     Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 and grate the raw potatoes with the larger part of a box grater and pop the grated potatoes into a bowl of cold water to stop them from going brown. Grate the cheddar using the same said of the grater and set aside in a bowl.
2.   Place the smoked haddock and the salmon in a saucepan, pour over the milk and drop in the onion, bay leaf and peppercorns. Cook over a low heat for five minutes, then drain, holding on to the milk but discarding the onion, bay leaf and peppercorns.  Then add the fish to the roasting tray.
3.    Melt 150g of butter in a saucepan then stir in the flour and cook for five minutes to make a roux. Add the milk that you poached the fish in as well as the mustard, and whisk, until the sauce is smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper, add in half the dill and pour over the fish.
4.   Drain the grated potatoes and pat dry with a clean tea towel until they are completely dry. Mix the grated potatoes in a bowel with the grated cheddar, rest of the dill and sea salt and scatter over the fish and the sauce.
5.    Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan and brush over the top of the pie to ensure the top gets really crispy. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.