Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 Neven Maguire returns with his brand new six-part series of Neven’s Irish Seafood Trails, as he travels around Ireland meeting some of the producers and chefs who are responsible for Ireland’s great seafood reputation.

 In this fourth series of his hugely popular seafood travels, Neven includes Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Dublin, and Cork 

Neven travels West for the third programme of the show which airs on RTÉ One at 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 19. He visits Sharamore House in Connemara, where

Neven with Ashford Castle’s Executive Chef, Philippe Farineau.

e starts the day with a hearty fish breakfast called The Sharamore Special, an innovative take on Eggs Benedict, consisting of smoked pollock, spinach and a potato cake, topped with lemon sauce.

Owners John and Sue Brittain show Neven the recipe, using a pollock caught by John. Keen to catch some fish also, Neven joins John for an angling trip to the east end of Inishbofin where the scenery is breathtaking.

 From the Atlantic coast Neven heads inland to Lough Corrib, and the pier at Ashford Castle Hotel. Here he meets ghillie Frank Costello who takes him on a trout fishing trip and teaches him the technique of ‘dapping’, that allows only the fly to touch the water. 

At 44,000 square acres,(176 square km), Lough Corrib is the biggest lake in the Republic of Ireland which Frank expertly navigates on wooden boats he builds himself. After their trip, on a small lake island, Frank shows Neven how to cook a trout on an outdoor fire.

Neven fishing on Lough Corrib.

After a day of adventure on the water, Neven retreats to the stunning 800-year-old castle and meets Executive Chef Philippe Farineau. Philippe shares a mouth-watering recipe for Black Sole Meunière, prepared with a generous dash of cider.


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