Brian McDermott's Donegal Table

Brian McDermott's Donegal Table : Delicious Everyday Cooking

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Brian McDermott has built a national reputation as a chef on one simple belief - that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something every family can make and enjoy. As one of twelve children growing up in Burt in County Donegal, the focal point of the family was always his mother's kitchen table, and that childhood memory of the family coming together and connecting over her home cooking continues to inspire Brian as he shares his own passion for food with others. Whether it's cooking freshly-caught mussels for the fishermen at Greencastle pier or sharing his skills with others at his cookery school, Brian loves to celebrate the best of his home county's warmth and traditions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 905g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 95 Halftones, color; 1 Index
  • 1847179797
  • 9781847179791
  • 1,238

Table of contents

Foreword PAGE 12

Introduction 15

My Store Cupboard 17

My Kitchen Garden 18

Getting to Know Donegal 21

Crispy Summer Mackerel on Toast 22

Surf 'n' Turf Sliders 25

Bacon on Eggy Bread with Field Mushrooms 26

My Ultimate Open Farm Sandwich 28

BBQ Prawns on the Beach 29

Grown Here, Not Flown Here 33

Big, Hearty Veggie Broth 34

Cabbage and Bacon with Parsley Sauce 36

Carrots Three Ways 37

Roasted Honey and Herb Vegetables 38

Turnip, Leek and Potato Soup 41

The Local Butcher 43

Steak with Bearnaise Sauce 44

Mammy's Irish Stew 47

Pork Chops with Toffee Apple 48

Sunday's Finest Roast Lemon and Thyme Chicken 50

The Homes of Donegal Cottage Pie 51

Marinated Lamb with Slaw 53

Stuffed Beef Olives 54

Sausage and Pasta Bake 56

Fried Liver and Bacon on Sourdough in Minutes 57

Honey-Glazed Donegal Gammon 59

In Donegal Waters 63

Middle-of-the-Table Mussels with Dry-Cured Bacon 64

Greencastle Fish Stew 66

Grilled John Dory with Savoury Butter 67

Pan-Fried Hake with Rosemary, Leeks and a Runny Poached Egg 69

Wild Atlantic Way Fish Pie 70

Fried Cod with Greens and Beans 72

Crispy Prawn Dippers 73

Chargrilled Vegetable and Monkfish Kebabs with Couscous 75

Donegal Catch 76

Potted Smoked Haddock Mornay 79

One-Pot Wonders 83

Lamb and Barley Hot Pot 84

Beef and Ale Casserole 86

Pork, Apple and Cider Medley 87

Braised Burt Steak with Caramelised Onions and Gravy 89

Chicken Thighs with Chorizo and Tomato 90

Moville Regatta Gathering Pot 91

Lightly Spiced Chicken and Savoury Rice 92

Chicken and Ham Pie 95

My Best Ever Veggie Dinner: Early Summer Tart 96

Fifteen-Minute Orzo Pasta with Bacon and Cabbage 99

Poundies, Spuds, Potatoes 103

Perfect Mash 104

Poundies v. Champ 106

Savoury Bacon and Leek Potatoes 107

Coddle 109

Dauphinoise 110

Colcannon 112

Baked and Wedged 113

Boxty 115

Potato Farls 116

Scalloped 117

Bread in Donegal 121

Scones Three Ways 122

Barmbrack 125

Bacon and Cheese Soda Bread 126

Thick Batch Loaf 128

Traditional Hot Cross Buns 129

My Home Bakery 133

Harvest Celebration Carrot Cake 134

After-School Jam Sponge 137

Celtic Shortbread Biscuits with Strawberries and Cream 138

My Garden Rhubarb Crumble 141

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Summer Berries 142

Rustic Irish Apple Pie 144

Easy Chocolate and Raspberry Beetroot Cake with Creme Fraiche 145

Five-Minute Ice-Creams 147

Toffee, Hazelnut and Meringue Roulade 148

Apple and Blackberry Pudding 149

Pear and Almond Tart 151

What's for Dinner, Daddy? 155

Make Us a Burger, Daddy 156

Aoife's Breaded Chicken Goujons 159

Granny's Homemade Chips 160

Mammy's Leftover Dinner 161

Niamh's Favourite Lasagne 162

Lazy Saturday Omelette 165

Hearty Chicken Dinner 166

Chicken Fried Rice - With No Peas, Daddy! 167

Easy Meatballs 168

Lamb Steak Sandwich with Mint Yoghurt 171

Cooking and Craic 175

Herby Roast Leg of Donegal Lamb 176

Inishowen Whiskey-Glazed Chicken Wings 179

Porky Pies All Round 180

Braised Beef Cheeks 181

Rack of Ribs to Die For 182

Black Pudding Dipping Fritters 185

Hand-Held Baby Quiche 186

Goat's Cheese Tartlets 188
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Review quote

a real celebration of local Irish food, delicious recipes throughout and stunning images! -- Like Mam Used to Bake Donegal Table is a celebration of a life where food is the fulcrum, and the centre, of the culture -- John & Sally McKenna we're avid supporters of Irish food, and we fell in love with this cookbook immediately ... every single recipe looks delectable -- Easy Food Magazine a wonderful book ... a great ambassador for Donegal and for Irish food -- Bobby's Late Breakfast, Newstalk a beautiful book -- Sally McKenna (Bridgestone Guides) It's one of those books you'll find yourself using again and again -- Neven Maguire it's just the book you need if you're looking for practical, delicious family friendly recipes -- Rachel Allen * Sunday Independent * an absolute winner - packed with lots of easy to follow recipes -- fuses the beauty of his beloved home county and the quality of its local produce to create mouth-watering healthy recipes that can be indulged under the summer sun -- Irish Country Magazine heavenly -- Hotel and Catering Review the most ordinary - and most useful - book I've seen in a long time ... little additions that give everything a boost ... it's a joy -- Belfast Telegraph Brian McDermott's Donegal Table is a cookbook featuring healthy, delicious meals for the whole family, grounded in local produce. Award-winning chef Brian McDermott showcases recipes based on tradition, such as Sunday's Finest Roast Lemon and Thyme Chicken, Wild Atlantic Way Fish Pie, My Garden Rhubarb Crumble, Black Pudding Dipping Fritters and much more. Beautiful, full-color photography and an index for ease of use round out this user-friendly cookbook. Highly recommended! -- MidWest Book Review (USA)
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About Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott is an award-winning chef and food consultant who is passionate about sharing his love of food with others. As a host, presenter and demonstrator, he is one of the most sought-after chefs on the Irish food-festival circuit. He is the chef-proprietor of the Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott in Moville, County Donegal, which is also home to his cookery school. He is the author of the successful cookery book Reunite with Food and a regular on RTE and BBC television and radio, and in the local and national press. He lives in Moville with his wife, Brenda, and daughters Niamh and Aoife.

One of Ireland's premier chefs, Neven Maguire was born and reared in Blacklion, County Caven, where he runs MacNean House and Restaurant. He has written many cookery books and appeared regularly on television and radio both at home and internationally.
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