Ham and Spinach Omelette with New Potatoes

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This type of omelette is called a frittata in Italy and is delicious hot or cold. It is cooked until set firm, making it excellent picnic food or served with potatoes and salad it makes a perfect dinner.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Knob of butter

  •  1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 350g fresh spnach, tough stalks removed
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 100g cooked ham or loin of bacon, cut into cubes
  • 50g hard cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil

To Cook

Preheat the grill and heat a large non-stick frying pan.  Add a knob of the butter to the pan and cook the onion for 4-5 minutes until softened but not coloured.  Stir in the spinach and cook for a few minutes until wilted.  Turn the mixture into a sieve and press well with a wooden spoon to squeeze out all of the excess liquid. Then place the spinach on a board and roughly chop.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, then fold in the spinach mixture with the cooked ham or bacon and most of the cheese.  Keep about 2 tablespoons aside to use later.   Season with salt and pepper.

Wipe out the frying pan and then return it to the heat and add the oil.  Swirl to coat the sides of the pan evenly, then pour in the egg mixture and cook for about 5 minutes over a low heat to set the bottom and sides.  Scatter over the remaining cheese and cook gently for another couple of minutes, then flash under the grill for 4-5 minutes until lightly golden and set.  Leave to settle in the pan for a few minutes before cutting into wedges and arranging on plates with the salad and potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Lightly dressed green salad and boiled new potatoes

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 30g 

Carbohydrates: 31g 

Fat: 34g 

Iron: 4.3mg 

Energy: 570 kcal 

Hazelnut pavlova with Avonmore caramel whipped cream

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Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites (room temp)
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 3 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 150g chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 x 350ml pots Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream
  • 8 Ferrero Rocher
  • 1 x small bar milk chocolate
  • Hazelnut chips for sprinkling (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 140°C/120c Fan/Gas mark 1. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat egg-whites until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the sugar, beating well until the mixture is glossy and the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Mix the cornflour & vinegar in a cup and add the chopped hazelnuts. Add this to the egg whites, and fold in gently – DON’T mix.
  5. Spoon the mixture onto the baking parchment and use a palette knife to make a circle about 20cm in diameter.
  6. Put in the oven, turn the temperature down to 120C/fan 100C/gas ½ and cook for 1½ hours. Turn the oven off and leave the meringue inside until completely cold (you can make this the day before and leave to cool overnight).
  7. Carefully peel off the baking parchment and put the pavlova on a serving dish.
  8. Spoon the 2 tubs of Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream over the pavlova and spread it out with a palette knife.
  9. Break up the Ferrero Rocher into small pieces & sprinkle on top. Melt the milk chocolate. Sprinkle some chopped hazelnuts (optional) over the top and drizzle with some melted chocolate.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/hazelnut-pavlova-with-avonmore-caramel-whipped-cream/

 

Aloo Nazakat (stylish potatoes)

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Created by Nidhi Jain

Ingredients

  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • Oil for fring and greasing
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder (Indian spice)
  • 4 tsp Rosted gram flour (chickpeas flour)
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ tbsp fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ cup of cottage cheese (made of Avonmore milk homemade)
  • 1 tsp of mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cardamons
  • 2 cup Avonmore milk
  • 10 chopped raisins
  • 30 chashew nuts chopped
  • salt

Directions

  1. Peel and scoop out the inside of potato leaving a shell all round. Power boil  potato until 3/4 done or deep fry.
  2. For the marinade, place the yogurt in a bowl, add the ginger garlic paste,Turmeric powder,chickpeas flour.mix well, set aside.
  3. For the filling, place the cottagge cheese,cumin powder,salt, coriander leaves,mint leaves,choped raisin, cashew nuts and mix well.
  4. Stuff the potato shells generously with the filling and place the stuffed potato in the marinade and mix well  with a light hand.leave to marinade for about 10 min.
  5. Preheat an oven to 180c/350f.
  6. Grease the baking tray and arrange the stuffed potato and bake it for 15 min.

White Gravy:

  1. Grind the onions,cashew nuts, cloves,cinnamon,cumin.
  2. Heat the oil and fry this paste.
  3. Add milk to the mixture at last add salt and coriander leaves.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/aloo-nazakat-stylish-potatoes/

Cajun Potato Wedges with Sour Cream Cheese & Chive Dip

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Serves:

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These are perfect for a party or barbecue but take the pressure off and bake in roasting tins in the oven. They’re always a winner, especially with children and you’ll probably find that you can never make enough!

 

Oat Bars with Fresh Berries

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 Another great nutritious egg recipe from Daniel Davey, Sports Nutritionist

Serves 8 bars

Ingredients

  • 175g porridge oats
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablesp. honey
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

To Cook

1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F).
2. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients, except your chosen toppings.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small baking tin, approximately 25cm x 20cm, lined with greaseproof paper. It mixture should be about 2½-3cm deep.
4. Add your choice of toppings and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
5. Allow to cool, slice and serve.

Serving Suggestions

Topping ideas: desiccated coconut, flaked almonds, walnuts, goji berries, fresh berries, raw cocoa nibs.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/Pages/OatBarswithFreshBerries.aspx

Flahavans Baked Organic Salmon

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 Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 640g Organic Fillet of Salmon
  • 100g Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
  • 100g Organic Bread Crumbs
  • 100g Leeks
  • 50g Organic Herbs
  • 50g Organic Honey
  • 100ml Fish Stock
  • 100ml Creme Fraiche
  • 50g Cabbage
  • 2 Shallots
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Method:
  1. Place organic salmon on a chopping board, cut a slit down the centre.
  2. Toast the Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats in a pan, add breadcrumbs, chop shallots and sweat off in a small amount of butter.
  3. Place fresh herbs, Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats, breadcrumbs and shallots in a blender and blend to result in a green rustic oat crumb mixture.
  4. Brush the salmon with honey and top with the organic oat crumb mixture.
  5. Place the organic salmon on a baking tray, bake in oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
  6. Prepare the cabbage and leeks, blanch off in boiling water and refresh.
  7. To prepare the sauce, place the fish stock in a saucepan and reduce by half.
  8. Add honey, lemon juice and chopped herbs.
  9. To serve, place organic salmon on top of the cabbage and leeks, dress salmon with sauce and garnish.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/baked-organic-salmon/271

Almond Cake with Apricot Brandy Sauce

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Serves:

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The cake owes its moist, spongy texture to the same thing that gives the sauce its luscious consistency: Kerrygold Irish Butter made with grass-fed cow’s milk. The soft, creamy butter does double duty in this dessert, and the result is a dish that’s twice as hard to forget.

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/almond-cake-with-apricot-brandy-sauce

Blueberry Corn Muffins with Blarney Castle Cheese

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Serves:

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Irish cheese in a blueberry muffin? Just wait ‘til you try it – Kerrygold Blarney Castle will make a believer out of anyone. The mild cow’s milk cheese gives a creaminess to the muffins and adds to the moistness that Kerrygold Butter brings. One bite and you’ll agree – baking is better with cheese!

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/blueberry-corn-muffins-with-blarney-castle-cheese