Pork & Pak Choi Stir-Fry

Serves 4
Ensure that you have all the vegetables and pork prepped before you start cooking. Once you get going there is no time to be chopping again! The process moves on fast... Don’t bother about cooking rice if it’s too late, one of those ready cooked noodles in the bag is just fine at that hour. It is a one pot and very easy to get it done in a rush. Pak choi is very convenient and bulks a stir fry when catering for a crowd.  

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Grilled Roast Pepper and Brie Toasties with “over-the-top” Tomato Sauce

Serves 2
Sometimes a stringy cheesy sandwich is just what is needed -- Now it is also nice to have a little spice, so I like to serve the toastie with a little tomato sauce which has a bit of a “kick” to it. The sauce will keep, sealed in your fridge for up to 7 to 10 days and it freezes very well, so store in small portions and there you have it, a sauce which you could also serve with spaghetti.

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The Murrough Posh Fish Pie

Serves 4
This was my Mother’s signature fish dish. We traipsed around the whole island of Ireland with this dish as she entered fish cookery competitions around the country! She used to present the pie in scallop shells and we as kids used to think how posh! Now I think how very 1980s!

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French Onion Soup with Cheesy Dumplings

Catherine Fulvio’s French Onion Soup Recipe with Cheesy Dumplings is quite literally a hug in a bowl. So simple and fast to make, this comforting dish is perfect for snuggling up on a cold evening and with the added cheesy flavour, you’ll have everyone going back for seconds!

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Porridge with Cinnamon & Pear Compote

Anyone who lived on a farm understood the heartiness of steaming hot porridge after an early morning start milking the cows, I love mine with fruit. To keep the pears from browning, I add lemon juice which also gives that sharp lift which I love.

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Blackberry & Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Serves 6 to 8
This cake was originally a pineapple and cherry upside down cake and was made daily here at Ballyknocken for hungry hillwalking guests. The 4 of us children would sneak a piece but so that we wouldn’t be caught we’d have to take a piece that was an entire pineapple ring! Because of my love for all my garden produces, I’m using delicious rhubarb here.

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