Crispy Chicken Broccoli Bake – Rozanne Stevens

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Created by Rozanne Stevens

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bite sized broccoli florets, stalks trimmed
  • 2 tbsp pure olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into large bite sized pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 30g plain flour
  • 1tbsp fresh rosemary finely chopped (or 2tsp dried rosemary)
  • 500ml low salt chicken stock
  • 1 tub Avonmore Cooking Cream (use 2tbsp or more to taste)

Crispy topping:

  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 25g grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Steam the broccoli for three minutes them refresh in a bowl of iced water.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the chicken. Sprinkle over the rosemary and brown the chicken well.
  3. Sprinkle over the flour and mix well to work out any of the lumps.
  4. Slowly pour in the stock, stirring constantly.
  5. Add in 2 or more tablespoons of cream and mix well.
  6. Heat up until the sauce is hot and bubbling.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a casserole dish and stir in the steamed broccoli.
  8. Mix the crispy topping and sprinkle over the chicken.
  9. Bake at 200’c until hot and bubbling and golden on top, about 15 minutes.

 

    
3.19 avg. rating (64% score) – 31 votes

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/crispy-chicken-broccoli-bake/

Fresh Scallop Tartlets – Kevin Dundon

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The delicate flavour of the scallops and the crisp pastry are a lovely combination

Ingredients

  • 2 x sheets of puff pastry, each about
  • 30 x 20cm (12 x 8 inches)
  • Egg wash, made with 1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp milk
  • 8 fresh scallops
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp finely shredded tarragon leaves
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper

To serve

  • 200g (7oz) lamb’s lettuce (mache) or baby leaves or greens
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/gas mark 5. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and, using a 10cm (4-inch) diameter biscuit (cookie) cutter, cut out four large circles. Place them on the prepared sheet and brush with the egg wash.
  3. Slice the scallops into discs that are about 1cm (. inch) thick. Place them on the pastry circles so that they are slightly overlapping, drizzle with a little of the olive oil, sprinkle with tarragon and season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the scallops are just cooked. Remove from the oven, drizzle with some more olive oil and serve immediately with lemon-dressed lamb’s lettuce and lemon wedges.

Lunchtime – Avonmore Mediterranean pasta with a glass of milk

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Ingredients

  • 200g Tagliatelle or 150g Spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 50g Pitted Black Olives, quartered
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 75g Sundried Tomatoes, roughly chopped

Directions

1. Cook pasta as per pack instructions. Drain and toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and leave to one
side.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and then add onion followed by garlic. Fry for 2 minutes,
add red peppers & continue to cook for 1 minute.
3. Reduce heat and add cooked pasta to the frying pan. Stir in olives, basil, cherry and sundried
tomatoes.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with Avonmore Grated Cheddar & Mozzarella cheese and scatter
with rocket leaves.
5. Season with cracked black pepper & serve immediately.

Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese Soufflé by Darina Allen

Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 300ml (½ pint) double cream
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • a few slices of carrot
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 4–5 black peppercorns
  • a sprig of thyme, a few flat-leaf parsley stalks and a little scrap of bay
  • 40g (1½oz) plain flour
  • 5 organic eggs, separated
  • 110g (4oz) goat’s cheese (we use Ardsallagh), crumbled
  • 75g (3oz) Gruyère cheese, finely grated
  • 50g (2oz) mature Coolea or Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • good pinch of salt, cayenne, freshly ground black pepper
  • and nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

To serve

  • lots of thyme flowers, if available
  • green salad

Directions

We have several farmhouse goat’s-cheesemakers in Ireland.We use Ardsallagh goat’s cheese, St Tola from Inagh in Co.Clare is also heaven, as is Gortnamona from Cooleeneyfarm in Co. Tipperary and Corleggy from Co. Cavan.We bake this soufflé until golden and puffy in a shallow oval dish instead of the traditional soufflé bowl. It makes a perfect lunch or supper dish. Little individual bowls are also perfect as a starter. Reduce the cooking time accordingly.

Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/gas 8. Brush the bottom andsides of a 30cm (12in) shallow oval dish (not a soufflé dish) or six individual wide, rimmed soup bowls with melted butter.Put the cream and milk into a saucepan, add the carrot, onion,peppercorns and fresh herbs. Bring slowly to the boil, and then setaside to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding the flavourings(we rinse them off and throw them into the stockpot if there isone on the go).Melt the butter, add the flour and cook for a minute or two.Whisk in the strained cream and milk, bring to the boil and whisk

until the sauce thickens. Cool slightly. Add the egg yolks, goat’scheese, Gruyère and most of the Coolea or Parmesan (reservingsome for the topping). Season with salt, cayenne, freshly groundpepper and nutmeg. Taste and correct the seasoning.Whisk the egg whites stiffly and fold them gently into the mixtureto make a loose consistency. Spoon into the prepared dish, scatter thethyme leaves over the top and sprinkle with the reserved Coolea orParmesan.Bake in the preheated oven for 12–15 minutes (or 9–11 minutesfor the individual soufflés) or until the sides and top are nicely puffedup and golden – the centre should still be creamy. Garnish withthyme flowers. Serve immediately with a good green salad.

 

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/ardsallagh-goats-cheese-and-thyme-leaf-souffle/

    
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Avonmore Mediterranean pasta with a glass of milk

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Ingredients

  • 200g Tagliatelle or 150g Spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 50g Pitted Black Olives, quartered
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 75g Sundried Tomatoes, roughly chopped

Directions

1. Cook pasta as per pack instructions. Drain and toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and leave to one
side.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and then add onion followed by garlic. Fry for 2 minutes,
add red peppers & continue to cook for 1 minute.
3. Reduce heat and add cooked pasta to the frying pan. Stir in olives, basil, cherry and sundried
tomatoes.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with Avonmore Grated Cheddar & Mozzarella cheese and scatter
with rocket leaves.
5. Season with cracked black pepper & serve immediately.

Avonmore Tasty Mediterranean Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 200g Tagliatelle or 150g Spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 50g Pitted Black Olives, quartered
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 75g Sundried Tomatoes, roughly chopped

Directions

1. Cook pasta as per pack instructions. Drain and toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and leave to one
side.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and then add onion followed by garlic. Fry for 2 minutes,
add red peppers & continue to cook for 1 minute.
3. Reduce heat and add cooked pasta to the frying pan. Stir in olives, basil, cherry and sundried
tomatoes.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, top with Avonmore Grated Cheddar & Mozzarella cheese and scatter
with rocket leaves.
5. Season with cracked black pepper & serve immediately.

Creamy mushroom, fennel & pea stroganoff

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oll
  • 3 finely sliced shallots
  • 1 finely sliced fennel
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 350g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tub Avonmore Cooking Cream
  • 70g frozen peas
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Small handful of broccoli shoots
  • Quinoa or basmati rice to serve

Directions

Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and soften the shallots, fennel and garlic for 5 minutes, and remember to keep stirring.

Add the mushrooms and cook on a high heat for 3 minutes, stirring regularly. Sprinkle over the paprika and mix well. Pour in the vegetable stock and tamari.

Bring to the boil and bubble for about 5 minutes, or unti the sauce reduced to a thick sauce.

Remove from the heat and stir through the Avonmore Cooking Cream, lemon juice and peas.

Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.

Garnish with the broccoli shoots and serve with quinoa or wholegrain basmati rice.

Tip: When cooking the quinoa add a 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric for an apetising colour. If you prefer you can use wholegrain basmati rice instead of the quinoa.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/creamy-mushroom-fennel-pea-stragnoff/

 

Avonmore Prawn Thai Green Curry

Prawn Thai Green Curry
Recipe cooking time 20 Minutes
Recipe cooking time 4 People
Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp green Thai curry paste
250ml Avonmore Cooking Cream
150ml coconut milk
200ml chicken stock
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp lime juice
400g green beans, trimmed and halved
800g prawns, peeled and deveined
A small handful of fresh basil leaves
Directions
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Stir in the curry paste and cook for one minute until fragrant.
 
Stir in the Avonmore Cooking Cream, coconut milk and stock until combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for five minutes.
 
Stir through the fish sauce, brown sugar and lime juice.
 
Add the green beans and prawns and cook for four minutes until the prawns are pink and beginning to curl.
 
Stir through the basil leaves until wilted and serve on a bed of steamed rice

To Serve:
Steamed rice

Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese Soufflé by Darina Allen

Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 300ml (½ pint) double cream
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • a few slices of carrot
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 4–5 black peppercorns
  • a sprig of thyme, a few flat-leaf parsley stalks and a little scrap of bay
  • 40g (1½oz) plain flour
  • 5 organic eggs, separated
  • 110g (4oz) goat’s cheese (we use Ardsallagh), crumbled
  • 75g (3oz) Gruyère cheese, finely grated
  • 50g (2oz) mature Coolea or Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • good pinch of salt, cayenne, freshly ground black pepper
  • and nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

To serve

  • lots of thyme flowers, if available
  • green salad

Directions

We have several farmhouse goat’s-cheesemakers in Ireland.We use Ardsallagh goat’s cheese, St Tola from Inagh in Co.Clare is also heaven, as is Gortnamona from Cooleeneyfarm in Co. Tipperary and Corleggy from Co. Cavan.We bake this soufflé until golden and puffy in a shallow oval dish instead of the traditional soufflé bowl. It makes a perfect lunch or supper dish. Little individual bowls are also perfect as a starter. Reduce the cooking time accordingly.

Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/gas 8. Brush the bottom andsides of a 30cm (12in) shallow oval dish (not a soufflé dish) or six individual wide, rimmed soup bowls with melted butter.Put the cream and milk into a saucepan, add the carrot, onion,peppercorns and fresh herbs. Bring slowly to the boil, and then setaside to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding the flavourings(we rinse them off and throw them into the stockpot if there isone on the go).Melt the butter, add the flour and cook for a minute or two.Whisk in the strained cream and milk, bring to the boil and whisk

until the sauce thickens. Cool slightly. Add the egg yolks, goat’scheese, Gruyère and most of the Coolea or Parmesan (reservingsome for the topping). Season with salt, cayenne, freshly groundpepper and nutmeg. Taste and correct the seasoning.Whisk the egg whites stiffly and fold them gently into the mixtureto make a loose consistency. Spoon into the prepared dish, scatter thethyme leaves over the top and sprinkle with the reserved Coolea orParmesan.Bake in the preheated oven for 12–15 minutes (or 9–11 minutesfor the individual soufflés) or until the sides and top are nicely puffedup and golden – the centre should still be creamy. Garnish withthyme flowers. Serve immediately with a good green salad.

 

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/ardsallagh-goats-cheese-and-thyme-leaf-souffle/

    
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Avonmore Strawberry Shortcakes With Summer Whipped Cream

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Strawberry Shortcakes With Summer Whipped Cream

    1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC/gas mark 7/425ºF.
    1. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and 3 tablespoons of the sugar in a bowl. Grate the butter into these dry ingredients and use your fingertips to finish crumbling the butter into the flour.
    1. Whisk the egg into the fresh cream, and pour into the flour mixture a little at a time, using a fork to mix.
    1. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll gently to a thickness of about 2cm / ¾ inch. Dip a 6½ cm / 2½ inch round cutter in flour and cut out as many rounds as you can. Work the scraps back into a dough, re-roll and finish cutting out.
    1. Place the shortcakes about 2½ cm / 1 inch apart on a baking sheet, brush the tops with the egg white, and sprinkle them with the remaining 2 tablespoons of caster sugar.
    1. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden-brown, and let them cool for a short while on a wire rack.
    1. Meanwhile, crush half the strawberries with the spoonful of sugar, and halve or quarter the remaining strawberries, depending on their size..
  1. The shortcakes should be eaten while still warm, so split each one across the middle and cover with a spoonful of the crushed strawberry mixture, a few halved or quartered strawberries, then dollop on plenty of the Avonmore Summer Whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 325G of Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Baking Powder
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 125 g Avonmore Unsalted Butter (frozen)
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten
  • 125ml Avonmore Fresh Cream
  • 1 Large Egg White (lightly beaten)

For The Filling

  • 1 punnet strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 350ml Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream