Neven Maguire’s Home Chef is the popular, award winning chef’s brand new 13-part series which aims to make a home chef out of anyone interested in cooking.
A keen supporter of local food producers, in this series Neven visits 13 different Irish food producers and then incorporates those quality ingredients into more than 40 delicious recipes perfect for entertaining family and friends.
Neven generously shares his expertise with recipes to suit both the novice and experienced chef. Dishes on the menu include lamb samosas, prawns in kataifi pastry, rib-eye steak with potato gratin, borscht, mint chocolate truffles, seafood laksa and coconut crème brulee with spun sugar.
In Home Chef, Neven also demystifies ‘cheffy’ terms and techniques, from brunoise, jus, and gratin to mandolin, julienne and court-bouillon – you will never be confused by a menu or recipe again!
For Neven Maguire’s Home Chef Christmas special this year, Neven serves up some impressive but easy to create festive dishes. For a starter, or to serve at a party, Neven makes a platter with air dried beef, continental-style ham and rocket rolls, pickled beetroot and goats cheese, and spiced beef croquettes. Last year, Neven’s recipe for buttermilk marinated turkey led to buttermilk shortages! This year’s method for cooking a turkey crown with spiced butter is bound to be just as popular. Cider glazed ham is followed by chocolate truffles and a spectacular plum pudding parfait.
After two years of producing brand new recipes for Christmas (turkey crown marinated in buttermilk, and plum pudding parfait, were both very popular), Neven is preparing a thoroughly traditional Christmas this year, but with imaginative ways of cooking the ham, turkey and lamb.
Neven Maguire is back with another delicious Christmas special, and as always a few surprises and twists to the traditional Christmas dinner.