Buttered tomatoes on toast with elderflower and crab

I’ve long wanted to put the vegetables centre stage. Here's now to make them the star of the show

Chicken schnitzel with buttered courgettes, red onion and thyme

I feel taken advantage of over the past few months. This in-house chef has done all the cooking

Turbot needs no gilding and the cooking time all depends on the size

Baked turbot and Tuscan bread salad meant we almost forgot about the you know what

Turbot needs no gilding and the cooking time all depends on the size
Baked turbot

Tuscan bread salad

Chicken wings with roasted garlic, balsamic, rosemary and olive oil. Photograph: Harry Weir

I’m a committed butter boy, but I’ve fallen for olive oil - it can elevate any dish to glorious heights


‘I had eaten Bang Bang chicken at Marco Pierre White’s Canteen and loved it. So, too, did the people of Dublin.’

This recipe from La Stampa is deliciously retro, as are all the dishes I’m cooking today

Bang Bang chicken

Baked lemon sole, fennel, orange and chilli

After too much lockdown eating, the lightness of these summery dishes is just perfect

Bigoli in salsa. Photograph: Harry Weir

You can still go to Italy. These three delicious dishes will take you there

Bigoli in salsa.
Bigoli in salsa

Seafood roast with orange and sriracha butter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The arrival of better weather flicks a piscine switch in me. Try these three simple fish dinners

Hake with garlic cream and black pudding. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fish’s creaminess marries with darker flavours and black pudding works admirably

Seafood roast, with orange and sriracha sauce. Once the roast is cooked drizzle the sauce over the top. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Seafood Roast

Being all the same size is also crucial to the perfect result, no matter what the fish

 Skinny Asian salmon with cabbage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This salmon dish is a perky delight. The Asian twist gives vigour and interest to its rich flesh

Oxtail, star anise, carrots, lettuce and sesame. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plus: pasta for when you think you’re tired of pasta and a smoked haddock supper

Lamb chops with sweet and sour onions and raisins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

During this tantalising weather, fire up the barbecue for delicious lamb chops and sides of beetroot and new potatoes

Paul Flynn’s chicken, butter bean and fennel bake. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Make something magical from the tins in the cupboard when the fridge is bare

Roast rack of bacon, creamed cabbage, mustard and apple

Rack of bacon with creamed cabbage, and a dish with eggs, potatoes, cheese and onion: flavours as familiar as a bag of Tayto

Potato cake stuffed with red peppers and mozzarella. Photograph: Harry Weir

Vegetarian dishes that are great on their own but will also go with your roast lamb

Rosti potatoes, crisp bacon, honey, soft goat’s cheese. Photograph: Harry Weir

A ski trip to Switzerland pre-coronavirus restrictions yielded lots of inspiration for hearty, warming comfort food

A blissful fondue. Photograph: Harry Weir
A blissful fondue

Paul and Máire Flynn at home  with their daughters Anna and Ruth

Teenagers at home? Do what we did and get them cooking dinner for the family

Easy paella

A simple paella, a traybake of pork chops and a cheesy soup, inspired by my chef heroes

An easy paella
An easy paella 

Paul Flynn: ‘I’m cracking up already and I’m only home a week.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Kitchen Cabinet: Our food writer on closing his restaurant, and the start of a series of simple recipes written by chefs

Tasty Sunday dinner: smoked haddock, leek and potato bake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A delicious three-course dinner featuring a smoked haddock, leek and potato bake

Mussels and clams in wild garlic broth: Mussels are easier to find than clams, so don’t worry if you can’t get clams, use all mussels.

Spring brings opportunities to cook lighter, brighter dishes such as salads and shellfish

Paul Flynn’s grilled mackerel with peas and lettuce

Three satisfying dishes - mackerel with peas and lettuce, pork belly, and baked sweet potato with feta

Roast lamb, prune, pepper and saffron couscous

Warming, spicy Middle Eastern influenced dishes to cure a case of Instagram envy

Gratin of smoked mackerel and turnip with spiced pickled cucumber 

Three comfort dishes: A chowder, a cheesy gratin and a chicken salad, all with a whiff of delicious smoke

Seafood chowder

Orecchiette with chorizo, little tomatoes, cream and Parmesan. Photograph: Harry Weir

Two easy pasta dishes this week, as well as one deep, delicious starter

Grilled plaice with roasted garlic and parsley butter. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Had enough of the cliched table for two? Stay home and cook something delicious

Photograph: Harry Weir
Apple roly poly pie

Osso buco of beef, red cabbage, apple sauce and horseradish. Photograph: Harry Weir

Beef is never just about steak or roasts. I love transforming different cuts with simple techniques

Beefy cheese melt. Photograph: Harry Weir
Beefy cheese melts

Chicken pilaff

I love all rice dishes and lentils are a great match for almost every main course

Chicken pilaff
Chicken pilaff

Lentils vinaigrette
Lentils vinaigrette

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