Recently I discovered Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland program in which Lyndey travels around Ireland, interviews local chefs and producers and features Irish recipes.
Lyndey was visiting Cork in the second episode of Taste of Ireland. After shopping in the historic English Market, Lyndsey cooked ‘Rib-Eye of Beef with Irish Whiskey Sauce and Pea Medley’. in the drizzle in the gardens of Hayfield Manor, Cork. Rib-Eye is known as Scotch Fillet in Australia.
It sounded delicious so I decided to make it. I don’t drink whiskey but you don’t get any of the alcohol content when it is burned off during cooking although some of the flavours remain. In this recipe, there is a ‘pea medley’ which adds a lovely freshness to the meal.
When we travelled around the UK (England, Scotland, Wales) and Paris in 2017 we couldn’t fit in Ireland during our 17 days trip, something which I have always regretted. I adore Ireland. It all started when my family friend Jimmy O’Leary who would spin yarns about his life in Ireland. He called me ‘Alannah’, which means ‘precious/child’. He would sing “Danny Boy” and other Irish songs. He loved his Guinness and Irish food including Irish Stew and Guinness Pie. I will find a good recipe for Guinness Pie and post it soon. A taste of Ireland.