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  • 11
  • 2013-02-07T01:30:00Z on RTÉ One
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • Documentary, Home And Garden

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!

13 episodes

4x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2013-02-07T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In the first programme of this brand new series of Home Chef, Neven meets Michael Quinn, head chef of Waterford Castle who demonstrates how to cook perfect leg of lamb steaks. Neven prepares air-dried beef carpaccio with roasted beetroot and mustard cream this week and also lets viewers into the secret of making his hugely popular MacNean Cheesecake with raspberries and white chocolate.

4x02 Episode 2

  • 2013-02-14T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

This week Neven heads to Rosslare in Co Wexford where Eugene Callaghan, head chef of Kelly’s Resort Hotel, demonstrates how to make a delicious Trio of Chicken. Vera’s Seafood Chowder with MacNean wheaten bread is also on the menu in this week’s programme and Neven also makes Pork and Wild Mushroom Wontons with Chinese Black Bean Sauce.

4x03 Episode 3

  • 2013-02-21T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven Maguire prepares delicious MacNean Eggs Benedict and Crispy Goat’s Cheese with Beetroot Pannacotta in his family restaurant in Blacklion in this week’s programme. And guest chef and owner of Dublin’s Michelin starred Chapter One restaurant, Ross Lewis, demonstrates how to make the perfect Assiette of Pork.

4x04 Episode 4

  • 2013-02-28T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven travels to London in this week’s programme where he gets a masterclass in baking the perfect Tarte Tatin from Gordon Ramsey’s head chef Clare Smyth in the three Michelin star Gordon Ramsey Restaurant. Back home in his own MacNean House restaurant, Neven demonstrates a delicious deconstructed Prawn Cocktail and Pizza Bread, and he also prepares Beef Satay with Pickled Cucumber.

4x05 Episode 5

  • 2013-03-07T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven meets one of the restaurant industry’s young guns Graham Neville, head chef in Restaurant 41 in Residence on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin . Graham prepares Lamb Tartare as a starter and also a delicious main course using turbot. Neven prepares Smoked Belly of Pork with creamed white beans and date jam as his main course this week. Then for pudding, he makes Coconut Floating Islands with Coole Swan crème anglaise, raspberries and a spun sugar basket.

4x06 Episode 6

  • 2013-03-14T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Beautifully cooked beef cheek and beef steak are on the menu when Neven Maguire, Ireland’s most popular TV chef, visits Agnar Sverrisson, head chef and co-proprietor of the 1 Michelin star restaurant Texture in London for this week’s masterclass. This programme also sees Neven produce the perfect breakfast, preparing MacNean special porridge with honey and cream, and scrambled eggs with Burren smoked salmon. Puddings also feature this week when Neven makes vanilla crème brulee with poached Irish apple compote.

4x07 Episode 7

  • 2013-03-21T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven Maguire is in Howth, Co Dublin this week where Aidan McManus, owner and head chef at the famous King Sitric Restaurant, demonstrates his own delicious take on preparing Hake with Tomato Vinaigrette. Also in this programme, Neven prepares Breast of Duck with Sweet Potato Fondants and his very popular MacNean celebration Cake.

4x08 Episode 8

  • 2013-03-28T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

This week Neven travels to the Léa Linster restaurant in Luxembourg and meets Léa, owner and head chef, in her 1 Michelin star restaurant where she demonstrates how to cook the perfect Rack of Irish Lamb. Neven’s own dishes this week include Curried Chicken Spring Rolls with Pineapple Salsa and a mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate dessert.

4x09 Episode 9

  • 2013-04-04T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven visits one of Dublin’s most popular Michelin-starred restaurants this week to meet L’Ecrivain owner Derry Clarke for a masterclass in Derry’s delicious Assiette of Irish Beef. Neven’s own menu in this week’s programme includes Duck Confit with crispy fried vegetables and his famous Raspberry Plate. This gorgeous dish includes Baked Raspberry Shortcake, Buttermilk Mousse, Raspberry and White Chocolate Parfait and Raspberry Sorbet.

4x10 Episode 10

  • 2013-04-11T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven is in London this week at the 1 Michelin star L’Autre Pied Restaurant where head chef Andy McFadden prepares a delicious dish of Scallops Ceviche. Neven cooks Rump of Local Lamb with Pea Puree and Rosemary Jus in this week’s programme; and also a gorgeous dish called ‘The Orchard’ which includes Apple Pannacotta with Apple Jelly, Glazed Apple Tart, Apple Crumble and Apple Parfait.

4x11 Episode 11

  • 2013-04-18T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven is in Dublin this week where he meets Guillaume Lebrun, head chef at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud , as Guillame prepares Lobster Ravioli at the 2 Michelin star restaurant. Neven makes Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Mediterranean Cous Cous, back in his own MacNean Restaurant. And for pudding, he prepares delicious Passionfruit and Orange Jelly with vanilla yoghurt and granita.

4x12 Episode 12

  • 2013-04-25T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven meets Mickael Viljanen this week as the head chef of The Greenhouse, Dublin gives him a masterclass in preparing Partridge with Pumpkin. Neven’s own dishes include fillet of dry-aged beef with braised blade and celeriac puree as well as a delicious Baked Alaska to finish.

4x13 Episode 13

  • 2013-05-02T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Neven returns to Restaurant Léa Linster (1 Michelin star) in Luxembourg, in this final programme of the current series, where owner Léa creates the perfect Crème Brulee. Neven prepares Celeriac and Baby Carrot Risotto with sherry vinegar caramel and crispy potato rosti this week, followed by Seared Scallops with Confit of Pork Cheek and cauliflower textures.