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Archive for July, 2011

How to Grill Fish

A post by Kathryn at Chew On That

Welcome back to week 2 of my Sunday how-to lessons!   This week’s topic: fish and how to grill ‘em. Grilling fish can be tricky; cook them too little and you could get sick, but overcook them and you have dry, flavorless (and maybe even charred!) fish.  Keep reading to learn the one rule of thumb for grilling fish that every person should know, plus plenty of other helpful tips!  Continue reading »

Sometimes, you read a recipe and it wrecks your head.
Case in point: while nosing around the the Idaho Potato Commission website (as you do), I happened upon this, a recipe for baked potato cookies with sour cream and chives. It fairly stopped me in my tracks, I can tell you.
It wasn’t that the recipe called for the use of mashed potato in a sweet, baked good. What with potato bakewell tarts, potato apple parcels and chocolate potato buns, I’m all over that one myself.  Continue reading »


Paul has been a long-time advocate of fresh Lobster. “It really is the juicest seafood there is” he says, “and if you buy it fresh from your fishmonger, it is no more expensive than any other quality fish or seafood!”. His boat, the Donna-Marie, is the only fishing boat running full or half-day trips in the bay from Donegal Town. Paul still keeps his own Lobster pots for his own cooking pot!

 
"To cook the lobsters for this dish, bring them to the boil and simmer for 8 minutes only. Take them out of the water and leave aside to cool. This is done because you are going to cook them again in the hot oil and you don’t want the lobster meat to get tough!"


Paul Ricketts was born in England. His Irish roots were strong and he moved to Ireland 20 years ago. Trained as a chef, Paul spent many years fishing Lobsters & Crabs and he now runs daily fishing trips out of Donegal Town’s old Pier.

Paul has been a long-time advocate of fresh Lobster. “It really is the juicest seafood there is” he says, “and if you buy it fresh from your fishmonger, it is no more expensive than any other quality fish or seafood!”.  Continue reading »

Foodie Roundup #29 – July 24th to July 30th 2011

It’s a mixed-weather Sunday in Kilkenny and grabbing the opportunity of a few extra hours sleep this morning, it’s time for the 29th  Foodie Roundup, this week bring another selection of recipes and foodie thoughts from some of Ireland’s top food bloggers.  Continue reading »

Pick one of these babies up next time you’re in the Marina or English Market. As you can see from the picture and accompanying text, you get a fetching ‘BB’ stamp for every €25 you spend, and when you’ve amassed six of them we give you a free bottle. Can’t say fairer than that?  Continue reading »

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Chocolate Apricot Spice Cake

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

This recipe is a spin off of my original Chocolate Pear Gingerbread which I made a few months ago.  At the time it was absolutely devoured and barely a crumb remained.  This time around, I decided to use apricots from a tin as they are soft and succulent and don’t need peeling and stoning unlike fresh apricots.  This makes this cake a perfect storecupboard recipe as chances are that you will have.  Continue reading »

Sweet Chilli Pasta

A post by Daniel Diver at Nostalgic Food

Creamy spicy pasta what could be better for a quick lunch? I use tripoline past as it carries the sauce very well and I love it appearance a thick ribbon ridged on one side, it is also known in the Diver household as squid pasta as the ribbons do look quiet like tentacles.  Continue reading »

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I don’t know about you, but the problem with me is that I always want to eat dessert not long before bedtime. My favourite ‘midnight snack’ is my take on French Market Doughnuts, also known as Beignets. In fairness to the excellence of the original Beignet, my version is quite different as my recipe doesn’t allow the dough to prove for around an hour as a typical recipe of this nature would call.  Continue reading »

It is not every day you get to meet a man who sells magic beans. Unlike Jack (of beanstalk fame) I wasn’t taking my cow to market. I was waiting to be interviewed on the Morning Show on East Coast FM, when Stephen McCabe walked in, bringing with him a delicious aroma of freshly-roasted coffee beans.

Let them eat cake!

We got chatting and it turns out that Stephen is master roaster at McCabe’s Hand-Roasted Coffee.  Continue reading »

It is not every day you get to meet a man who sells magic beans. Unlike Jack (of beanstalk fame) I wasn’t taking my cow to market. I was waiting to be interviewed on the Morning Show on East Coast FM, when Stephen McCabe walked in, bringing with him a delicious aroma of freshly-roasted coffee beans.

Let them eat cake!

We got chatting and it turns out that Stephen is master roaster at McCabe’s Hand-Roasted Coffee.  Continue reading »

Happy Friday, everyone! Last Friday, we started a great new feature on Chew on That called Fancy Friday, so please check out our first feature post. This week, we have some great new ideas for prettifying your food using Geometric Garnishes. Please keep reading to learn this easy technique and get some great recipes!
The Citrus Curl
What is it? A citrus curl can be made using a lemon or orange, and adds so much beauty to a simple dish.
How do I make one?  Continue reading »

Summer in the city = loads of blue skies + sun and plenty of new {memorable} experiences. This week we stamp flying kites and soaking up the multicultural melting pot we call America onto our passports for adventure.
Yesterday, the little farmer and I stumbled upon 49¢ kites at the store around the corner. We bought two and made our way to the nearby park to quickly assemble the colourful flying machines and give em’ a go.  Continue reading »

Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Cream Cheese Bagels
A classic combination of Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon and bagels!  With the long weekend ahead, treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast of bagels and smoked salmon or wrap them up  for a summer picnic….weather permitting.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!!  Continue reading »

It’s week two of Free Food Fridays and we have yet another amazing prize package to give away!  This week’s sponsor is Wholly Wholesome, a producer of naturally delicious baked goods!  Keep reading to learn more and enter this week’s fabulous giveaway.  Continue reading »

Cuinneog Ltd. (Balla, Co. Mayo), are
celebrating after winning coveted gold stars for both Cuinneog Irish Farmhouse
Country Butter and Cuinneog Buttermilk at the 2011 Great Taste Awards. This
prestigious award scheme is run by the Guild of Fine Foods in the UK and a
grand total of 7481 entries were received this year.

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Our random number generator has chosen comment #6, which means that Sue Laflin is the winner of our Town House giveaway!  Sue, we will be contacting you via email shortly.
For all of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for another fantastic food giveaway later on today!
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Salmoriglio

A post by sheila kiely at Gimmetherecipe

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It was the New Zealand green lip mussels that I grew to adore on my trip around the world a few years ago, but I think the mussels farmed off our own shores are superior. Smaller, yes, but they have a better flavour. This risotto with mussels dish was enjoyed a few months ago after a trip to Cork’s English market.  Continue reading »