Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon & Garlic

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This is a quick and easy recipe, and allows the true flavours of the prawns to be enjoyed.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 16 Dublin Bay Prawns – Shells removed
  • Splash olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 50g Avonmore Butter

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds over a medium heat.
  3. Add prawns and fry for 1 or 1 ½ minutes each side (depending on size).
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the pan and mix into the cooking juices.
  5. Remove from pan and drizzle with cooking juices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salad leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Tip

Mix a little sweet chilli sauce with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to create a delicious dipping sauce for prawns.

Courtesy of Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie

    
4.00 avg. rating (76% score) – 2 votes

Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon & Garlic

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This is a quick and easy recipe, and allows the true flavours of the prawns to be enjoyed.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 16 Dublin Bay Prawns – Shells removed
  • Splash olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 50g Avonmore Butter

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until it begins to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds over a medium heat.
  3. Add prawns and fry for 1 or 1 ½ minutes each side (depending on size).
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the pan and mix into the cooking juices.
  5. Remove from pan and drizzle with cooking juices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salad leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread.

Tip

Mix a little sweet chilli sauce with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to create a delicious dipping sauce for prawns.

Courtesy of Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie

    
4.00 avg. rating (76% score) – 2 votes

Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
4.00 avg. rating (78% score) – 6 votes

Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
4.00 avg. rating (78% score) – 6 votes

Pecan and Salted Caramel Butter Cookies

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Recipe by Sharon Hearne-Smith

Ingredients

  • 225g Avonmore Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g cornflour
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 150g Avonmore Salted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g caramel (from a can or jar)
  • 1/4 tsp roughlycrushed sea salt flakes
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Directions

The melt in the mouth, buttery cookies can be enjoyed as they are. However, when combined with the sweet but salty caramel buttercream filling, there will be no going back for you!

Enjoy these as an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee, include them on a party table or make for a school bake sale

First, to make the cookie dough, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour, pecans, cinnamon and milk and beat until well blended to give a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 25cm sausage shape. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. This can be made up to a few days in advance or longer if frozen.

Meanwhile make the salted caramel filling. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or processor until smooth. Add the caramel, salt and vanilla and beat until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag which has been snipped to a 1-2cm opening and refrigerate until needed.

When ready to cook the cookies, preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 325F, Gas Mark 3.  Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Unroll the cookie logs, trim the ends and cut each one into 24 x 1cm wide slices, arranging them spaced apart on the tray as you go. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm to the touch and just beginning to catch colour.

Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack, arranging half of them underside up. Once cool, pipe about a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each of the upturned cookies. Top each one with another cookie, pretty side up, pressing it down gently to allow the filling to ooze to the edge. If the filling is quite soft them pop them into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes until firm.

These will last for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

TIPS

Use walnuts, almonds or roasted hazelnuts instead of the pecans if preferred.

Try out different cookie flavours by replacing the cinnamon and pecans with dried cranberry and white chocolate chip or lemon zest and poppy seeds. In which case replace the caramel sauce in the filling with melted and cooled white chocolate or lemon curd respectively.

Make minature versions by simply rolling the dough into longer and thinner rolls.

If you only need 12 cookies at a time, then freeze one dough roll and make half of the filling with each bake.

    
0.00 avg. rating (0% score) – 0 votes

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/pecan-salted-caramel-butter-cookies/

Avonmore creamy chicken & green peppercorn pappardelle

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Try our authentic Italian dish, its delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breast fillets cut in ¼” dice
  • 30g Avonmore butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • 120ml white wine
  • 2 tbsp drained & rinsed green peppercorns, slightly crushed
  • 300ml Avonmore Fresh Cream
  • 400g fresh pappardelle pasta
  • 4tbsp Avonmore sour cream
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated parmesan

Directions

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large non stick fry pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and fry for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan & keep warm.
  2. Add the onion & peppercorns to the same pan & cook over a medium heat until the onions have softened slightly. Pour in the white wine and reduce by half. Stir in the cream & cook for 4-5 minutes or until thickened slightly. Add the chicken & remove from the heat. Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water, then drain. Return the sauce to the heat, then mix together with the drained pasta. Divide the pasta among four warmed serving bowls, top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chives and parmesan.
    
4.42 avg. rating (86% score) – 12 votes

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/creamy-chicken-green-peppercorn-pappardelle-2-2/

Creamy Mustard Caper Cod – Rozanne Stevens

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Ingredients

  • 4 chunky cod fillets (or any firm white fish, fresh or frozen)
  • 450g frozen spinach

Creamy sauce:

  • 50g Avonmore butter
  • 50g flour
  • 1/2 cup Lemon lemon juice
  • 400ml Avonmore Supermilk
  • 1/2 onion, studded with 3 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp Avonmore Cooking Cream
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and paper

Garnish:

  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill, leaves plucked

Directions

  1. Allow the spinach to defrost overnight in the fridge or quickly defrost in the microwave. Squeeze out some of the excess water.
  2. To make the sauce, gently heat the milk with the onion, bay leaves and peppercorns.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan before adding in the flour to form a paste called a roux, stir well to mix. Slowly start pouring in the milk, stirring constantly. Add the lemon, cream and mustard and season well.
  4. In a large baking dish lined with parchment paper, spread out the spinach. Place the cod on top and season well. Pour over the creamy sauce. Bake at 200’C for 12 to 15 minutes until the cod is opaque and cooked through.
  5. Garnish with capers and fresh dill.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/creamy-mustard-caper-cod-rozanne-stevens/

Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
4.00 avg. rating (78% score) – 6 votes

Avonmore Potted Crab

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Ingredients

  • 400g fresh crabmeat
  • 220g Avonmore Butter
  • 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 6 bay leaves

Directions

  1. Pick through the crabmeat to make sure there are no pieces of shell remaining.
  2. Place 120g of the butter in a microwave-safe dish and melt in a microwave.
  3. Stir in the nutmeg, cayenne, lemon juice and half of the zest. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir the crabmeat into the flavoured butter and season with a pinch of salt and plenty of black pepper.
  5. Divide the mixture equally amongst six ramekins. Cover and place in the fridge for about an hour until firm.
  6. Heat the remaining butter just enough to melt it and stir in the remaining lemon zest. Pour over the surface of the potted crab to cover and seal it completely. Top each portion with a bay leaf, then cover and return to the fridge for 24 hours.

Serve with toasted slices of baguette or sourdough bread.

    
5.00 avg. rating (84% score) – 1 vote

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/potted-crab/

Avonmore Tomato & Basil Soup

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Quick, easy, warming – home warming and delicious

Ingredients

  • 25g Avonmore butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ clove garlic finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp tomato puree
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 900g/2lb fresh vine ripened tomatoes cut in quarters
  • ½ organic chicken stock cube, dissolved in 100ml hot water
  • 85ml Avonmore cooking cream
  • ½ tsp freshly chopped basil
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Melt the butter in a large heavy saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and stir for 4 minutes over a medium heat without adding colour.

Stir in the tomato puree & the tomato quarters. Add the sugar & stock, cover with a lid, increase the heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

Remove from the heat and puree the soup with a stick blender or alternatively in a food processor until it is completely smooth. Pass the soup through a sieve.

Return the pureed soup to the saucepan, stir in the Avonmore cooking cream and reheat. Season the soup to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Ladle into warm serving bowls and sprinkle with the freshly chopped basil.