Such a Delish competition

This competition is now closed and Teresa was the winner for her Irish Stew and Belfast bap! Yum!
Recently I was invited along to Belfast Cookery School to take part in a cookery class by Rozanne Stevens, who was there to introduce us all to some delicious recipes from her cook book, Delish. The cookbook with the ish factor.

Rozanne, born in South Africa, is best known for her food slot on RTE Radio 1 programme, Today with Pat Kenny, and also for her weekly food column in the Irish Independent, but for the afternoon, we had her undivided attention to help us through the fun of cooking one of her recipes. That recipe was, Jewelled Chinese 5 Spice Duck Salad, which you can find in Delish.

As always in the Cookery School, we were given a demo of how to cook, then a quick taster, before we were given the go ahead to begin the fun of cooking. And it was fun, although it always helps when everything is prepared in advance of the class.

The recipe is a favourite for Rozanne for Christmas entertaining, as it looks fabulous with ruby red pomegranate jewels and juicy mango. The ish ingredient is Chinese 5 Spice which is an aromatic blend of spices that marries perfectly with luxurious duck breasts. Toasted sesame oil, another ish factor, and plenty of fresh lime, finishes off this very Delish salad.

I’ve never eaten or cooked duck before, so it was all a new experience for me, but apparently I did such a good job cooking it, Rozanne retweeted the photo of my duck saying, ‘Now THIS is how pan fried duck should look’ …result!

This recipe, is one of 101 recipes in the Delish cookbook, and they all look really tasty and easy to prepare. There are 10 chapters along the whole ‘ish’ theme, with Spanish, Irish, Marrakeshish, Frenchish etc.

Rozanne made our whole lunchtime experience stress free and fun, exactly how she says cooking should be, and the recipes in Delish certainly look stress free and fun to make.

Rozanne has kindly given us a copy of her Delish cookbook as our giveaway this week. All you need to do is tell us what your most delish meal is by commenting on this post before Monday 1st October.

If you can’t wait to win the cookbook you can buy it online from Waterstones. If you want to see what fun cooking is like then you should go to one or Rozanne’s classes in Belfast Cookery School in the run up to Christmas.

The competition is open to anyone in Ireland and the UK, so it’s time to get commenting folks!

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6 thoughts on “Such a Delish competition


    (October 1, 2012 - 1:59 pm)

    My most memorable and undoubtedly the most DELISH-IOUS thing I’ve ever eaten was after a 4 day residential trip with school kids. After 4 long wet days of outdoor activities and cardboard chips and cheap beans EVERY evening…I came home to a simple home cooked meal of chilli con carne with spicy sausage and rice and my mothers home made apple crumble lightly spiced with with cinnamon served with a hot vanilla custard!! Delicious because it warmed my chilled bones and it was served with LOVE!

    Tracy Mearns

    (October 1, 2012 - 9:38 am)

    My most delish meal is a thai inspired roasted red pork fillet. It has to be marinaded overnight in red thai curry paste, garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce, dark muscovado sugar, sesame oil and a touch of red food colouring. It smells absolutely fanastic , the aroma wafts around the house as it roasts in the oven creating eager anticipation. Served with stir fried greens the colours look striking on the plate. It’s oh so simple but oh so delicious.

    Ciara McCullough

    (September 25, 2012 - 5:15 pm)

    The most delish meal ever is beef Wellington, with a sage and garlic crust rather than the typical one, fillet served perfectly pink, served with home made cheesey cauliflower, red wine gravy made my mammas way with the juices of the meat and some currant sauce and cubed roastie potatoes. Goodness my mouth is watering at the thought. It is expensive and time consuming but ever bit is worth it. I would eat it constantly if I could but I eat two meals of this at a time as its THAT delish so it tends to appear on special occasions only!


    (September 25, 2012 - 10:04 am)

    My most delish dish has to be traditional irish stew especially on a cold winters night, no matter where u r in the world whilst eating stew with crusty bread/baps it will always feel like home. Belfast bap with stew has to be the most delish dish ever!!


      (October 1, 2012 - 2:19 pm)

      Congratulations Teresa…..I just have to go with delish Irish Stew and a Belfast Bap. Although all the delish meals sound amazing!
      Irish Stew is just the best…and I’m starving just thinking about it.
      I’ll send you a quick email to get your address and I’ll pop it in the post for you later today.

    Gary Toner

    (September 24, 2012 - 9:38 pm)

    My most delish meal is a Breakfast Brunch Wrap with wedges! It’s a homemade delish dish that Jenny made me from the HP Sauce CookBook cause I’m a lover of the brown sauce! Whole sausages, slices of bacon and whole sliced hard boiled eggs wrapped and sealed in sausage roll pastry served with some from the packet wedges!!! DELISH!!!

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