Call The Strand Cahore today

Blog

We love simply cooked food
A wise man once said:
'If a recipe has any more than 7 ingredients - throw it out' - 


John Desmond Island Cottage, Heir Island, West Cork

  • How to bake Wholemeal Scones
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    How to bake Wholemeal Scones

    The humble scone, can be eaten as a savoury meal or a sweet treat

    “You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients” - Julia Child

    Read More
  • 14 Kitchen Utensil Must Haves
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    14 Kitchen Utensil Must Haves

    For the amateur cook in all of us, I have listed below the 14 kitchen utensil must haves that will help you achieve the most simple of recipes. I have also put my one item wish... Santa Claus might be good this year!

    If you're just like me, not a professional chef or patisserie, there are few gadgets that you will feel comfortable with, and if we're honest, basic items are all we need. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo Da Vinci

    Read More
  • Larder Essentials
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    Larder Essentials

    There are many items you can hold in your larder but there are more clever and durable items you can hold that can be used in more than one recipe. When you have these items and use them across several recipes, this is when you will realise that all this baking nonsense is a 'piece of cake'!

    “You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients” - Julia Child

    Read More
  • The Secret of eggs
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    The Secret of eggs

    Once you have eggs you are rich and I don't mean golden eggs and there in lies the secret.

    “Once you can make a creme anglaise, a bernaise and a mayonnaise, you can cook” - John Desmond

    Read More
  • Christmas Baking
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    Christmas Baking

    Christmas Baking

    Read More
  • Charcuterie & Irish Artisan Cheeses
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    Charcuterie & Irish Artisan Cheeses

    Charcuterie & Irish Artisan Cheeses

    Read More
  • Carrot Cake & Butter Cream
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    Carrot Cake & Butter Cream

    Carrot Cake & Butter Cream

    Read More
  • Wines to sooth the soul
    19/05/2020 0 Comments
    Wines to sooth the soul

    Wines to sooth the soul

    Read More
The Strand Cahore Blog

About Us

In 2017, we moved our family 250 km across the country from Kerry to Wexford to fulfil our dreams and thus The Strand Cahore was born

Subscribe Now to Receive My Latest Recipes

#thestrandcahore

BREADS PASTRIES SCONES

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Wholemeal Scones

    Ingredients
    450g Howards Extra Course Flour
    2 tsp Baking Powder
    60g Golden Castor Sugar
    1 pinch Salt
    85g Unsalted Butter
    120mls Cold Milk
    2 Eggs

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Fruit Scones

    Ingredients
    450g Self Raising Flour
    2 tsp Baking Powder
    75g Castor Sugar
    1 pinch Salt
    85g Unsalted Butter
    120mls Cold Milk
    2 Eggs
    40g Raisins

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Brown Seaweed Bread

    Ingredients

    2 teaspoons Dulse Seaweed
    170g Howards Extra Course Flour
    170g Plain White Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1 teaspoon Linseed
    1/2 teaspoon Bread Soda
    290ml Full Fat Plain Yoghurt
    30g Butter in cubes
    1 tablespoon Milk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    White Crusty Loaf

    Ingredients - Stage 1 Dry
    2100g Strong White Flour
    45g Yeast
    50g Salt
    50g Castor Sugar

    Ingredients - Stage 2 Wet
    1200g Water - tepid (not hot and not cold!)
    120g Olive Oil

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Classic Pizza Dough

    Ingredients
    540ml Cold tap water
    20g Fresh yeast
    880g Strong Italian Flour 'Tipo 00'
    20g Dairy Salt

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Gluten Free Brown Bread

    Ingredients Stage 1 - Dry
    1 tsp Bread Soda
    1 tsp Gluten free baking powder
    6 tblsp Heaped tablespoons gluten free porridge oats
    4 tblsp Gluten free flour mix 'Just Free' from Pettitts
    4 tblsp buckwheat flour (Health Food Shop in Gorey)
    4 tblsp milled flax seed
    2 tblsp cornflour
    1 dessert sp granulated sugar
    1 tsp salt
    2 tblsp seed mix

    Ingredients Stage 2 - Wet

    2 Eggs
    3/4 pint Buttermilk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pastry (for tarts or quiches)

    Ingredients
    255g Plain Flour
    1 Pinch of salt
    140g Unsalted Butter in cubes
    6 tbsp Cold Water

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Guinness & Treacle Brown Bread

    Ingredients
    250g Strong White Flour
    1kg Howards Extra Course Flour
    2 tablespoons Bread Soda
    2 teaspoons Salt
    600mls Cuinneog Buttermilk
    250mls Guinness
    250g Lyles Black Treacle
    50ml Olive oil
    50g Flahavans Poridge oats (garnish)

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Aileen's Brown Bread

    Ingredients - Stage 1 Dry
    1 litre/1000ml Milk
    50 ml Olive Oil
    50 ml Red Wine Vinegar

    Put all of the above in one bowl and set aside

    Ingredients - Stage 2 Wet
    1 kg /1000g Howards Extra Course Flour
    20g Bread Soda
    10g Salt
    20g Soft Brown Sugar

    Read More

CELEBRATION CAKES

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Ingredients:
    400g Icing Sugar
    150g Unsalted Butter
    200g Cream Cheese
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Butter Icing

    Ingredients:
    250g Unsalted Butter
    450g Sifted Icing Sugar
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
    2 tablespoons Milk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Sponge Cake

    This cake is also very versatile - you can make it as a chocolate cake, a rainbow cake or a plain fruit sponge!

    Stage 1

    6 Eggs
    1/2 tea spoon Vanilla Essence
    150g Castor Sugar

    Mix all of the above with an electric mix or in a 'kitchen aid' until pale and creamy and the mixture forms 'ribbons'

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chocolate Biscuit Cake

    Ingredients

    600g Dark & Milk Chocolate (mix)
    450g Golden Syrup
    1 block/227g Unsalted Butter
    1 pack/400g Digestive biscuits

    Read More

CHRISTMAS

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Icing a Christmas Cake

    Ingredients
    500g/1lb 2oz marzipan
    1-2 tbsp apricot jam, warmed

    For the royal icing

    3 egg whites
    600g/1lb 5oz icing sugar, sieved, plus extra for dusting
    1½ tsp liquid glycerine - optional
    1 tbsp lemon juice

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Christmas Cake Recipe 2016

    Stage 1

    340g Raisins
    340g Sultanas
    340g Currants
    60g Mixed Peel
    85g Cherries chopped
    100g Almonds chopped

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Afternoon Tea

    Top tier
    Christmas cake finger
    Mince pie
    Mini choc muffin with Xmas topper
    Mini lemon tart

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Candied Walnuts

    Lightly coat/drizzle with honey or golden syrup and mix in a bowl
    Spread nuts on flat tray

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Christmas Mince Pies

    Stage 1
    255g Plain Flour
    Pinch of salt
    140g Unsalted Butter in cubes
    6 tbsp Cold Water

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Shortbread Biscuits

    Ingredients
    200g/7oz unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into small cubes
    100g/3½oz sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
    300g/10½oz plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting

    Read More

COCKTAILS

COOKING

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Beef Stroganoff

    Ingredients
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 onion
    1 clove of garlic
    1 tbsp butter
    250g mushrooms
    1 tbsp plain flour
    500g fillet steak, sliced
    150g crème fraîche
    1 tsp English mustard
    100ml beef stock
    ½ small pack of parsley chopped

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Veggie Quinoa Burger

    Ingredients
    Quinoa
    Garlic
    Panko Breadcrumbs or crackers
    Cumin
    Cayenne Pepper
    Minced Red Onion

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Spinach Curry

    Ingredients

    1 tsp Ground Corriander
    1 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
    4 Cardamon Pods (crushed, seeds removed, discarding husks)
    2 tbsp Olive oil
    1 Large Butternut Squash
    1 Red Onion
    1 Red Pepper
    400g Tin of Coconut milk
    2 tbsp Ground Almonds
    1 can Chick Peas drained
    100g Spinach leaves

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Taramasalata

    Ingredients (multipy by amount required)

    225g Smoked Cods Roe
    1/2 Juice of lemon
    150ml Olive oil
    150ml Groundnut oil other flavourless oil
    a little boiling water
    1 clove garlic crushed
    1 level tables spoon chopped parsley

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Langoustines

    Stage 1

    Season pan with olive oil, 2 cloves garlic and maldon salt
    Add 5 langoustines (halved) to a pan flesh side down

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Breading Fish

    Skinless Whiting/Hake/Haddock
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    3 large eggs, whisked
    2 cups panko breadcrumbs
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 cups vegetable oil, for frying

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Prawn Pil Pil

    Stage 1

    200ml Olive Oil
    Butter
    Paprika
    Prawns
    Chorizo
    Garlic
    Chillis
    Salt
    Butter

    Parsley to dress

    Read More

DESSERTS

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Guinness Chocolate Cake

    Stage 1

    230g Guinness
    175g Sour Cream
    2 Eggs
    130g Unsalted Butter
    1 tablespoon Vanilla Essence
    200g Cacoa Powder
    360g Castor Sugar
    120g Dark Brown Sugar
    470g White Flour
    20g Baking Soda
    1/4 teaspoon Salt

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Hazelnut Meringue Nests (makes 3 portions of 2 stacks)

    Stage 1 - Mergingues
    2 Egg whites from large eggs
    1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
    50g Golden Caster Sugar
    50g Icing Sugar
    25g Hazelnuts ground in a food processor

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Dark Chocolate Mousse

    Ingredients:
    Large Eggs 3
    Dark Chocolate 125 g
    Unsalted Butter 10 g
    Cream 125 ml / 1/2 cup cream
    Caster Sugar 35 g / 3 tbsp

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chocolate Pot

    Stage 1

    6oz Dark Chocolate Cacoa
    8 Tablespoons Cream
    1/2 cup Water
    1/2 cup Soft brown sugar
    1 oz Unsalted butter
    1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Floating Island / Isle Flotant

    Ingredients Creme Anglaise Preparation
    (see custard recipe - just do not use cornflour to thicken)

    Ingredients Meringue/Floating Island
    4 Egg Whites
    100g Caster Sugar
    700mls Milk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Rhubarb Cake

    Ingredients
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup milk
    2 and 1/2 cups chopped, fresh rhubarb (3 large stalks or 5-6 med stalks)

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Key Lime Pie

    Ingredients
    375g/12oz plain or sweetmeal digestive biscuits, crushed
    150g/5oz unsalted butter
    grated zest and juice of 8 large limes
    570ml/1 pint double cream
    1 x 397g/14oz can sweetened condensed milk

    To Decorate
    Crystalized lime zest

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Wholemeal Carrot Cake

    Ingredients:
    Soft Dark Brown Sugar 175g
    Large Eggs 2
    Sunflower Oil 150ml
    Self Raising Wholemeal Flour 200g
    Mixed spice 3 level teaspoons
    Bread Soda 1 level teaspoon
    Coarsely peeled carrots 200g
    Grated zest of orange 1
    Sultanas 100g
    Chopped Toasted Peacans 50g

    Cinnamon icing:
    Mascarpone 500g
    Ground Cinnamon 1 level teaspoon
    Milk OR Orange Juice 2 tablespoons
    Golden Castor Sugar 1 rounded table spoon
    Chopped Toasted Peacans 50g

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Brioche & Butter Pudding

    Stage 1

    15g unsalted butter plus extra for greasing
    1 packet Tesco Brioche Rolls cut in half
    3 eggs beaten
    2 tablespoons Castor Sugar
    300ml Milk
    50ml Cream
    2 teaspoon Cinnamon plus extra for dusting
    50g Raisins

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Dark Chocolate Fondant

    Stage 1

    50g Melted Butter for brushing
    Cocoa Powder for dusting
    200g Dark Chocolate
    200g unsalted butter
    200g Castor Sugar
    4 Eggs
    4 Egg Yolks
    200g Plain Flour

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    The Strand Cahore Tiramisu

    Ingredients:
    The Strand Custard (see recipe)
    500g Mascarpone
    500ml Strong espresso coffee
    6 tblsp Dark Rum
    100g Dark Chocolate Drops
    2 tblsp Cocoa Powder

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Creamy Lemon Tart

    Ingredients Creamy Lemon Curd
    5 Lemons - zest of
    5 Large eggs lighly beaten
    150g Caster Sugar
    175ml Double Cream

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chocolate Tart

    Ingredients
    300mls Double Cream
    2 tblsp Caster Sugar
    90g Unsalted Butter
    125g 75% Dark Chocolate
    75g Milk Chocolate Drops/Pieces
    100mls Milk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chocolate Sauce

    Stage 1

    130g Caster Sugar
    160ml Water
    480ml Milk
    720g Chocolate Chips
    2 tsp Vanilla extract

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Lemon Posset

    Ingredients
    600ml Double Cream
    200g Golden Caster Sugar
    3 Lemons
    (juice of 2 and zest of 3!)

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Lemon Curd

    Stage 1

    6 Egg Yolks
    8oz Unsalted Butter
    6 Lemons - zest of
    6oz Castor sugar
    1 tblsp Arrow Root/Corn Flour

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Custard

    Stage 1

    6 Egg Yolks
    50g Castor Sugar
    1 Level dessert spoons of cornflour
    1 Dessert Spoons Organic Vanilla Extract
    570ml Cream

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Buttermilk Pancake

    Dry:
    260g flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp bread soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbl sp caster sugar

    Wet:
    500ml buttermilk
    2 large eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Read More

DIPS

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Smoked Mackeral Pate

    Stage 1
    Sour Cream 1/2 ltr
    Fresh Parsely 30g
    Lemon Juice 3 lemons
    Lemon Rind 5 lemons
    Maldon Sea Salt 1kg
    Meylers Cooked Mackeral

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chicken Liver Paté

    Stage 1

    Olive Oil
    7 Shallots finely diced
    8 Sprigs Thyme
    7 Cloves of Garlic crushed
    5g Nutmeg
    3/5 tea sp All Spice
    5 Zest of oranges
    Sea salt
    Ground Black pepper

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    The Strand Cahore Tomato Salsa

    8 Large Tomatoes - skinned and de-seeded
    4-5 Miniature Green Chillis
    1-2 Shallots
    1.5 cups Chopped parsley leaves
    1 Bunch Fresh Coriander
    1 Large Lime
    Maldon Salt & Cracked Pepper to season

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Apple Chutney

    Stage 1

    1.5kg Green Apples
    750g Brown Sugar
    500g Raisins
    2 Medium Onions
    2 tea spoon Mustard Seed
    2 tea spoons Ground Ginger
    1 tea spoon Salt
    700ml Cider Vinegar

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    The Strand Cahore Hummus

    Stage 1

    1 can (250g) Drained Chickpeas (keep juice for later)
    1/4 cup Lemon Juice
    60ml Tahini
    1.5 cloves Garlic crushed
    2 table spoons/30ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Cummin
    Pinch Salt
    30-45ml Water/Juice from chickpeas

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Caramlised Onions

    Ingredients
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    3 large red onions or brown onions, sliced
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pickled Cucumber

    Stage 1

    4 table spoons White wine vinegar
    4 table spoons Castor sugar
    300ml Water

    Read More

SAUCES

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Beetroot Caramel

    Ingredients
    Raw Beetroot Peeled and roughly chopped
    Red & Green Apples Peeled and roughly chopped

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Brandy Cocktail Sauce

    1/4 cup of cream
    1/4 cup of tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon Worchestershire sacue

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Bernaise

    Stage 1
    4 Egg Yolks
    2 Dessert Spoons lemon juice
    2 Dessert Spoons white wine vinegar
    220g Softened butter
    Salt & black pepper

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pea & Mint Purée

    Ingredients
    1 (900 g) package frozen peas, thawed in microwave about 5 minutes (or fresh, cooked peas)
    6 sprigs fresh mint, leaves and softer stems only
    340 g plain crème fraiche
    2 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp unseasoned rice vinegar

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Ceolariac Purée

    Stage 1

    1 head Ceolariac
    300g Salted Butter
    1 generous pinch Sea Salt
    1 pinch Black Pepper

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Tomato Dressing

    Stage 1

    12 Regular Tomatoes
    1 handful Thyme & Rosemary
    300ml Red Wine Vinegar
    1 large Onion
    1.5 cloves Garlic
    900ml Olive Oil
    3 table spoons Honey

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Bechemel Sauce

    Stage 1

    4 heaped table spoons White Flour
    1/4 pound Unsalted Butter
    1 ltr Milk

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Red Wine Jus

    Stage 1
    250g Shallots sliced
    4 Tbsp olive oil
    1 Garlic clove lightly crushed
    1 Sprig Rosemary
    5 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    400ml Red Wine
    400ml Buffalo Stock or Buffalo Stock
    1 Knob Butter

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Creamy Leek Sauce

    Ingredients
    3 tblsp Unsalted Butter
    3 Medium leeks
    1/3 cup Dry White Wine
    1/3 cup Heavy Cream
    3 tblsp Finely chopped chives
    400ml Maldon Salt and Pepper
    1/4 cup Homemade chicken stock

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Salsa Verde

    Stage 1
    2 handfulls Flat leaf parsley
    1 handful Basil leaves
    1 handful Mint Leaves
    2 cloves Garlic peeled and crushed
    1 tablespoon Capers, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon gherkins, finely chopped
    6 anchovy fillets finely chopped
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    2 tabelspoons Red wine vinegar
    120 ml Extra virgin olive oil
    Freshly ground white pepper

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Tartar Sauce

    Mayonnaise
    Capers
    Gherkins/Pickles
    Lemon Juice
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Mint Sauce

    Stage 1
    1/4 cup
    1/4 cup
    2 tablespoons
    2 tablespoons
    1/4 teaspoon
    1/8 teaspoon

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Ballymaloe PIZZA SAUCE

    Stage 1

    2 Onion
    2 Garlic Cloves
    1 Carrot
    2 Celery Sticks
    1 tblsp Olive Oil
    800g/14oz Tin Tomatoes

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pizza Sauce (makes 10 ltrs)

    Stage 1

    2 2.5kg Tin Chopped Tomatoes
    1 800g Tin Tomato Puree
    1 SOUP SPOON!! Oregano
    1 SOUP SPOON!! Thyme
    1 SOUP SPOON! Sugar
    1 TEA SPOON Sea Salt
    HALF TEA SPOON! Chopped GARLIC
    2 HAND FULLS Chopped Basil

    Read More

SIDES

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Panko Onion Rings

    Ingredients (multipy by amount required)

    1 Large Onion cut into large rings
    155g Plain flour
    1 tsp Baking powder
    1 tsp Salt
    1 egg
    235ml Milk
    80g Panko Breadcrumbs
    Oil for frying

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Baby Boiled Potatoes

    Stage 1

    1 large rectangle container New potatoes
    Handful Thyme, Rosemary
    4 cloves Garlic
    2 table spoons Black Pepper
    50g Table salt

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Braised Red Cabbage

    Stage 1

    1 bag Sliced Red Cabbage
    4 small Sliced Red Onions
    140g Soft Brown Sugar
    140ml Cider Vinegar
    300ml Red Wine (cooking)
    200g Butter
    1 tbl spoon Cinnamon

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Asian Slaw

    Stage 1

    1/4 head White cabbage
    1 Yellow Pepper
    1 Green Pepper
    1 Red Pepper
    1 Orange (zest and juice only)
    1 stick Lemon Grass
    2" lump Frozen Ginger (grated with skin)

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Poached Pears

    Stage 1

    5 Pears
    300g Castor Sugar to a stock syrup

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pickled Cucumber
    Stage 1

    4 table spoons White wine vinegar
    4 table spoons Castor sugar
    300ml Water
    Read More

SOUPS

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Pea & Mint Soup

    Ingredients
    2 lb (900 g) fresh peas, shelled (weight after shelling is approximately 11 oz/315 g)
    freshly grated nutmeg
    Salt and freshly milled black pepper
    2 oz (50 g) butter
    4 spring onions, finely chopped
    4 lettuce leaves, finely chopped
    1 rasher unsmoked bacon, derinded and finely chopped
    2 oz (50 g) fresh young leaf spinach
    1 teaspoon caster sugar
    1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
    1-2 tablespoons crème fraîche

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Apple & Celeriac Soup

    Ingredients
    2 Onions diced
    2 tbl sp Olive Oil
    6 Apples, peeled and cored
    2 Celeriac peeled and cut in to cubs
    2 tsp Thyme
    1/4 tsp Salt
    6 cups Homemade Vegetable stock
    2 Cups Cream

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Leek & Potato Soup

    Ingredients

    3 Leek stalks
    1kg Peeled potatoes
    1lb Kerrygold
    3 ltrs Homemade Vegetable stock

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Sea Food Chowder

    Ingredients

    1 bag Chowder Mix
    3 Carrotts diced
    2 Onions diced
    1/2 bunch Celery diced
    2 ltrs Milk
    4 heaped tblspns Flour
    100ml white wine

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

    Ingredients

    4 Sweet Potatoes
    6 Large Carrots
    1 Large Spanish Onion
    2 Granny Smith Apples
    1 Dessert Sp Curry Powder
    Vegetable Stock
    Kerrygold Butter

    Read More

STOCKS

  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Buffalo Stock (makes 2.5ltrs/4 pints)

    Stage 1
    2-2.5kg/4.5lb Buffalo Bones
    1 Whole Garlic
    3 Onions unpealed
    1 Large bouquet garni of parsley, sage and thyme
    2 Leeks cut in half
    2 Carrots cut in half
    1 Stalk Celery including the leaves roughly chopped
    1 Teaspoon Salt
    1 Tablespoon Peppercorns

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Vegetable Stock

    Ingredients
    1 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil (if avoiding oil, sub water)
    1 onion (with skins // finely chopped)
    4 cloves garlic (with skins // finely chopped // or sub garlic-infused olive oil)
    4 medium carrots (with skins // finely chopped)
    4 stalks celery (finely chopped)
    1-2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste // divided)
    9-10 cups filtered water
    1 cup chopped sturdy greens (kale, collards, etc.)
    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    1 small handful fresh thyme*
    1 small handful fresh rosemary*
    2 whole bay leaves
    3-4 Tbsp nutritional yeast (if you don’t have it, omit)
    4-5 Tbsp tomato paste

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Fish Stock

    Ingredients
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 large carrot, chopped
    1 fennel bulb, chopped
    3 celery stalks, chopped
    Salt

    Read More
  • 13/11/2020 0 Comments
    Chowder Stock

    Stage 1 - fish stock

    Skin from smoked haddock
    Shells from langoustines
    Bones and skin from smoked mackeral
    Onion
    Parsley
    Carrotts
    Celery

    Read More

Booking a table for six or more? Get in touch