Christmas Series

Our Signature Spiced Beef

“Each year, once I smell those aromatic spices in late November – that to me is the first tell tale sign, its almost Christmas” –  Hugh Maguire. In the first two weeks of November, the silverside or topside of beef is cured by Hugh or William in Ashbourne. They cure the beef for almost 48 […]
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Black pudding rosti with a Guinness and onion gravy

Black pudding rosti with a Guinness and onion gravy Ingredients Serves: 4 ·       3 tablespoons butter ·       1/2 large onion, thinly sliced into half moons ·       3 tablespoons plain flour ·       250ml beef stock ·       125ml Guinness or other stout For the rosti ·       900g baking potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes ·       6 […]
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Top tips for a Safe Christmas

Over the past few weeks with the help of Chef Adrian Martin, Safe Food Ireland are pushing out the message about the importance of safe cooking around Christmas with their Christmas Food Safety Campaign . A survey of 1,001 adults carried out last month on behalf of Safe food found that 27% of people have […]
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Hugh Maguires Christmas Fry – Would you like to try one of Irelands top 30 food experiences?

“Its tradition. Without a Christmas Fry up , its not Christmas morning to my family” – Hugh Maguire The traditional Christmas fry up is one of my favourite family food traditions. Its something I grew up with in Bellewstown after working out on the farm, but also a tradition I have passed onto my own […]
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Entertaining this year? Try our Slow Cooked Beef Massaman Curry

Slow Cooked Beef Massaman Curry by Hugh Junior. When entertaining for Christmas, people tend to over think and over complicate. Whether its a big or small crowd however, a good curry recipe will never let you down. This recipe in particular is perfect if you are stuck for time between all the coming and goings […]
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Christmas Ham – All you need to know

The Christmas Ham A traditional ham whether smoked or unsmoked is the perfect choice if you’ve got a full house this Christmas. My family always cook ours on Christmas Eve so that it can be enjoyed on its own and then there is plenty leftover for the festive dinner the next day. Place your ham into […]
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