I am very honoured to be part of the St Patricks day menu again with Ocado, I had such fun last year pushing my culinary skills I was more than up for it this year. The object was to create a three course meal that is easily achievable for any one , so i had to rack my brains as I really wanted to surpass last years and what you are dealing with such a wide range of fine Irish ingredients then you have got your work cut out. I finally narrow my choices down after much deliberation and I decide upon
Fine Irish breakfast on soda bread toast
Mushrooms of your choosing , though Porcini will require 15 minutes of soaking beforehand. cut into quarters
Irish Black pudding
You can make the scrambled egg before hand and keep it warm whilst you cook the mushroom and sausage.
Heat some oil in a pan over a medium flame.
Put in your mushrooms and cook for 10 -15 minutes .
About half way through adding the slices of Irish Black pudding.
Splash in a small amount of Guinness Stout.
Serve over light fried Irish Soda bread
Irish Soda bread is the back bone of many a great Irish recipe and it is truly both a thoroughbred and the work horse of Irish foods.
Rack of lamb with a whiskey and marmalade jus.
Rack of lamb enough for 4 people
Old time Irish Coarse Cut Marmalade
2 tablespoons of whiskey
springs of thyme
Organic Herb Co. Irish Garden Herb Oil. to drizzle
4 average Potatoes wash and dried.
Preheat the oven to 200 C adjust if a fan oven
Prepare your potatoes ( this was my first time for hassle back potatoes. Cut into the potatoes as is you going to slice them up but don't let the knife go all the way through.
Place the potatoes in an oven proof dish.
Tease the potatoes out a little to insure that the oil and butter gets into the crevices.
Brush the potatoes with the oil and some melted butter.
After 30 minutes of baking brush the potatoes again with the fat.
Then cook for another 30 minutes adjusting according to the size of your potatoes.
The lamb takes around 25 minutes or less is you want it medium.
Drizzle with the same oil and dress with sprigs of them and place in the oven after your potatoes have been cooking for the last 25 minutes or less.
Irish Apple cake with double cream
After it has cooled you could pour some Ameretto over the cake and let it soak in.