Za’atar & Caraway Roast Squash, Tahini & Coriander Yoghurt

A super healthy roast squash recipe to enjoy as part of a meal or as a simple dish in itself. The flavour combination works a treat with the earthy spices, distinct Caraway & the addition of toasted nuts, seeds & dried fruit makes every mouthful as interesting as the last!   Ingredients: 1 large butternut…

Middle Eastern Roast Spatchcock Chicken

The humble roast Chicken… What’s not to like? When executed perfectly this would be a contender for my ultimate last meal. This past 6 months has been a great experimental & educational time enjoying many middle eastern inspired recipes at home from both famous cooks & my own imagination. I have a new found love…

Romaine Leaf Salad, Olive Oil, Tzatziki, Pomegranate & Sumac.

The perfect salad to enjoy with spiced roast chicken for a lazy healthy evening meal. I just love the the slightly sour & fruity flavour addition of the sumac alongside tasty pearls of pomegranate with these crunchy leaves. The tzatziki really brings this salad to life with its creamy fresh texture & flavour.   Ingredients…

Feta, Radicchio & Asparagus Salad, Pomegranate & Lemon Vinaigrette

A beautifully zesty & textured salad, make it your own by adding ingredients you enjoy. The feta cheese can be removed to replace with some grilled king prawns, crispy pork belly or any other choice of meat. (Serves 2) For the Salad; 4 Asparagus spears, sliced thinly on an angle 1 Head of baby gem…

Persian Lamb Pathia

My new favourite curry! I first tasted this beautiful curry a couple of years ago in an Indian Restaurant. I absolutely loved the tangy & slightly hot sauce with the rich succulent Lamb. I have seen it served with raisins etc through the sauce but i find it overly sweet so i have created my…

Monkfish & Parma Ham, Crab Sourdough Toast, Mussels & Cacciucco Ragu

Absolute luxury paired with the robust flavours of classic Italian cooking & the best of quality local seafood. This dish would sit happily on a menu year round, it eats lightly in the spring/summer months or delivers a rich & spicy dish in the winter months. The salty & slightly sweet Parma ham works so…

Carclinty Farm Mangalista Curlies

Us Chefs get excited about great quality produce, this plays a big part in our kitchen at Coppi where we have been lucky to work alongside some of Northern Ireland’s top producers & suppliers. Early last year we were invited to experiment with these fantastic Mangalista Pigs nicknamed Carclinty Curlies which was to say the least…

Tynedale Goat Kid

      I first tasted Goat Kid in 2012 when I began working at Il Pirata Restaurant. Tony O’Neill had been trialling this beautiful product as a special menu item from William Haire who had a farm based on Divis Mountain. I immediately fell in love with the rich, sweet & very tender meat….

Grilled Swordfish, Warm Tomato & Balsamic Vinaigrette & Pickled Zucchini

All the flavours associated with Southern Italy make this dish vibrant, tart, slightly spicy & this perfectly balances the smokiness of the chargrilled meaty Swordfish. Fresh Tuna or even Mackerel will work well as a substitute with this dish. The tomato vinaigrette can also be made well in advance and stored to have either warm…

BAKED GNOCCHI WITH CHORIZO, LEMON PEPPER, TOMATO & RED PEPPER SAUCE

Perfect homely cooking with big flavour, minimal effort & rewarding results. I just love the rich hearty flavours of this dish paired alongside fluffy light pillows of potato gnocchi. This is undoubtedly a dish to set down in the middle of the table for all the family to enjoy, give it a try and i…