Carrot, Beetroot & Apple Yoghurt Cup

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Glenisk Organic Greek Style Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Cooked Beetroot, coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp Raw Carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp Apple, grated
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds
  • Zest + juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 tsp Harisa Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Season with salt and pepper

Method

  1. Add the yogurt to the bowl.
  2. Grate over the carrot, beetroot and apple.
  3. Squeeze over the orange juice and harissa paste.
  4. Sprinkle over the zest.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil on top.
  6. Add the seeds on top and season.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories

    279kcal

  • Fat

    23g

  • Saturates

    6.3g

  • Carbs

    18g

  • Sugar

    17g

  • Protein

    4.2g

  • Salt

    0.29g

  • Fibre

    3.0g

http://glenisk.com/recipes/carrot-beetroot-apple-yogurt-cup

Sesame Crusted Salmon

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon darnes (You could also use white fish fillets)
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Splash of olive oil for frying
  • Tartare sauce or mayonnaise

To Cook

Cut the fish into thick, 2-inch long strips.

Place into a bowl with the sesame seeds and gently mix, until all the fish is coated with sesame seeds (You may need to press the fish into the seeds to help them to stick).

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, and add the fish.

Fry over a medium heat turning gently until all the sides are golden and crispy.

Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

Serving Suggestions

Fresh green salad.

Tips

This recipe can also be cooked in an oven. Simply place fish on an oiled baking tray and bake in a hot oven for 10 – 12 mins.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fish/pages/sesamecrustedsalmon.aspx

Molly Malone’s cockle and mussel chowder

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Molly Malone was a beautiful girl who sold cockles and mussels and died tragically of a fever while still young, or so the song goes. Molly may not have been a real girl, but since at least the 17th century, there have been fishmongers on the streets of Dublin who sell ‘Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh!’

Cockles, with their distinctive flavour and lovely curved shell, are traditionally eaten in Ireland with Oatcakes. If you can only find mussels, this chowder will be just as good.

Serve either as a substantial starter or with chunks of crusty bread as a meal in its own right.

Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and sauté for about 1 minute, until crisp and golden. Add the butter to the pan and melt. Then add the leek, carrot and potato. Reduce the heat to low and sauté gently for 4–5 minutes, until soft but not browned.

Meanwhile, prepare the cockles and mussels. Scrub the shells clean and discard any that remain open when you tap them against a hard surface. Remove the beard – the little fibrous tuft – from each mussel. Bring the wine to a boil in a large saucepan and add the cockles and mussels. Cover with a tight-fi tting lid and cook for 3–4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the shells have opened.

Remove from the heat, drain the shellfi sh in a colander, reserving the cooking juices, and discard any shells that remain closed. Return the shellfi sh to the empty pan to keep warm. Place a fine sieve over a measuring jug and strain the cooking liquid. You should have at least 600ml (1 pint); if not, add water to make up that quantity.

Add the pan juices and the milk to the bacon and vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 6–8 minutes, until the potato is tender. Add the cream and simmer for another 2–3 minutes, until the soup is reduced and thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, remove half of the cockles and mussels from their shells and add them with the remaining cockles and mussels still in their shells to the chowder. Stir in the parsley and serve at once.

http://www.rachelallen.com/post/molly-malones-cockle-and-mussel-chowder

 

Mary Flahavan’s Oatmeal Vegetable Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup

Flahavan’s Cranberry and Oat Bran Muffins

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Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
  • 100g (4oz) cranberries
  • 25g (1oz) icing sugar
  • sifted Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
  • Beaten 300ml (½ pint)of Milk
  • 50g (2oz) melted butter or sunflower oil
Method:
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder. Add the sugar and the oat bran and mix. Toss the cranberries into the icing sugar. Add to the bowl with orange zest and stir to mix.
  2. Place the egg, milk and melted butter or sunflower oil into another bowl and beat lightly. Stir into the dry ingredients. Just do this casually – there is no need to over mix.
  3. Line a muffin tin with baking cases. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C /400°F / Gas Mark 6 for around 15 minutes – or until risen and golden.
Serve warm or cold. Quick Tip Oat Bran is also great as a coating for fish before frying.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/cranberry-and-oat-bran-muffins/40

Cheese & Onion Pie

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg onions – roughly chopped in chunks
  • 1 kg potatoes –well scrubbed
  • 30g Avonmore Butter
  • 100ml Avonmore Milk
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 x 250ml carton Avonmore Cooking Cream
  • 150g Avomore Cheddar Cheese – grated

Directions

  1. Steam or boil the potatoes until they are tender
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan that can go in the oven, add the onions and sprinkle over the fresh thyme. Cook the onions slowly over a low heat for 30-40 minutes until they have turned a deep, golden brown colour, turning them occasionally.
  3. Drain the potatoes and roughly chop them in the pot with a knife, leaving some chunks, add the butter and milk and season well with salt and pepper, stir well to combine
  4. Top the onions with the potatoes and pour over the contents of the carton of Avonmore Cooking Cream, sprinkle with the cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 30 minutes
  5. This is a great dish for a meat free night, served with lots of hot, buttered kale and broccoli. Alternatively it makes a hearty meal to add to some meaty sausages or pork chops, enjoy it immediately to make the most of the creamy potatoes and sweet onions.