Plaice parcels. Photograph: Alan Betson

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees/gas 4. Lightly oil the base of a medium-sized gratin dish and then lay down two lemon sole fillets. Mix together the l(...)

Domini Kemp’s get-ahead meal plan for eight days. Artwork: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times pre-media 3:28

So what is this all about then? Well, to celebrate the launch of my new book, Dinner, in conjunction with The Irish Times, I’ve decide to give you a b(...)

Preheat an oven to 170 degrees/gas 3. Mix the grated vegetables together in a colander. Sprinkle a pinch or two of salt over them, and let sit fo(...)

Asian gazpacho

This couldn’t be easier. Blitz everything except the onion and coriander in a liquidiser or food processor to form a smooth soup. This takes about two(...)

 Carrot and sweet potato fritters. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lunch is a tricky customer. Whether we work in or outside the home, most of us are under pressure at lunchtime, and it can be almost impossible to f(...)

In a small bowl, cover the bulgur with three tablespoons of boiling water and leave for five to 10 minutes to fluff up to roughly double in volume. Se(...)

 Scallop and bulgur boats. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Lemony snippets

Of all the flavours that literally smack of summer, citrus has got to be top of the list. Lemons, limes, oranges . . . they are an essential part of e(...)

Saffron and lemon cake
Saffron and lemon cake

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees/gas 4.Start by making the syrup. Cook the sliced lemons in plenty of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain and cook(...)


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas 4. Roast the mushrooms and peppers together in a roasting tin with a little olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt and pe(...)

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees/gas 2. In a blender, blitz the biscuits till they’re crumbs and gradually add in the melted butter until you’ve a moi(...)