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  • Chef Adrian's Long and Slow Oxtail Stew

    This one goes out to Niamh Kavanagh — an amazing dish to cook in the final. I loved the braised beef cheek and the gravy just looked amazing. So here is my oxtail stew, using another great cheap cut.
    Chef Adrian Martin

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland

    2.5kg oxtail, chopped into 4cm chunks (ask your butcher to [...]

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  • The Naked Blondie’s Chicken Fried Rice

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland

    Low-calorie cooking spray
    140g chicken breast
    1 carrot, diced
    100ml water
    75g frozen peas
    75g canned or frozen sweetcorn
    Approx. 200g leftover boiled rice, cooled
    1 garlic clove, crushed (or 1 tsp of garlic granules)
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    2 tbsp oyster sauce
    1 egg, lightly beaten

    1. Heat a wok over a medium-high heat. Spray low-calorie cooking spray and cook the [...]

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  • Ox Cheek with Horseradish Mash

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland


    2 x 200g ox cheeks
    Salt and black pepper
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 carrots, diced
    1 onion, diced
    2 celery stalks, diced
    4 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 bay leaf
    6 peppercorns
    A few sprigs of thyme
    50ml sherry vinegar
    300ml Seven Trees Treacle Oat Stout
    125ml ruby Port
    500ml beef stock
    2 star anise
    2 tbsp cornflour
    For the sauce:
    300ml ruby Port
    300ml red wine
    For the [...]

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  • Raspberry Religieuse

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland


    50g butter
    100ml water
    75g plain flour
    2 large eggs, beaten
    60g fresh raspberries, plus extra to decorate
    100g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to decorate
    250ml double cream
    75g icing sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract


    Preheat the oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7 and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
    Melt the butter and water in a [...]

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  • Celebrity MasterChef Ireland The Final - Best of Twitter

    In true MasterChef fashion, the celebrity finalists Simon, Oisin and Niamh had to whip up a 3-course meal for the judges, in just under 4 hours! We had dishes of the series, dodgy desserts and a few tearful flashbacks; here's what Twitter had to say on the final episode of the season.....

    Comedian Simon Delaney stole the [...]

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  • The Naked Blondie’s Oaty Soda Bread

    I had seen many variations of this bread floating around for a while and love how healthy it was but always wondered how I could make it work to suit my diet! This recipe can be made into a bread loaf or scones with many different variations to try.
    You can add sultanas for fruit scones [...]

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  • Chef Adrian’s Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

    Seeing Simon cooking that incredible lamb dish in London with blackened curry powder inspired me to dig out this classic!
    Adrian Martin

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland

    For the dough:
    1 rack of lamb cut in half (3 bones per serving)
    Salt and black pepper
    For the crust:
    4 slices of stale bread made into crumbs.
    Small bunch or parsley
    4 Sprigs of [...]

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  • Celebrity MasterChef Ireland Ep #7 - Best of Twitter

    Colm O' Gorman misses the cut while Niamh, Simon and Oisin advance to the finals!
    In the penultimate episode of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland, Amnesty International executive director Colm O’Gorman hung up his apron in the semi-finals. After a tricky turbot situation in London restaurant Pied á Terre and a disastrous main course dish, Colm’s elimination leaves [...]

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  • Oisín McConville’s Roast Pistachio Duck

    As seen on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland


    100ml water
    75g white vinegar
    100g granulated sugar
    1 star anise
    1 yellow beetroot, thinly sliced
    1 candy stripe beetroot, thinly sliced
    1 pack of fresh black cherries
    200g peeled pistachios
    50g breadcrumbs from brioche bread
    50g Parmesan, grated
    1 tsp pistachio paste
    100g cherry purée
    200g brown stock
    50ml red wine vinegar
    1 tsp sunflower oil
    2 cherry valley or 2 Skeanore Irish Duck [...]

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  • The Naked Blondie’s Lasagne

    We all love lasagne - well most of us carb addicts anyway! But what we don’t love is the calorie factor that comes along with it. Here is my non-conventional quick and easy lasagne recipe with a simple white sauce recipe. You can also use leftover Bolognese to create a single portion if you don’t [...]

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