Donal Skehan

My Top 10 Easter Recipes…

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Easter Sunday is just around the corner so it’s time to get your planning hat on to ensure a stress free Easter lunch. By keeping the menu short and simple, you can enjoy the day as much as everyone else, rather than being tied to the oven! Lamb is my go to main course, served with simple, seasonal sides and a decadent dessert. Below are just a few of my favourite Easter recipes:


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{ Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic… }

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{ Braised Lamb Shanks with Nettle Mash… }


{ Lovely Lamb Shanks with Lentils… }


{ Honey Glazed Carrots… }

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Mini Meat Loaves & Carrot Mash…

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There is something so comforting about classic family recipes and this meatloaf is one of those dishes! This is a grown up version of the classic take on meatloaf as I serve it with carrot mash and a red onion gravy but it still has all the classic flavours you want in a meat loaf too.

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Even with these additions, my mini meat loaves go down really well with kids. If you’re stuck for breadcrumbs, smash up some cream crackers and they’re a perfect substitute.

Continue to the recipe for my Mini Meat Loaves, Carrot Mash & Red Onion Gravy…

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Ultimate Banana Bread…

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This recipe comes from my auntie Ann who spent a lot of time in America over the years and has picked up some really great US inspired recipes. This banana bread is deliciously moist and is extremely easy to throw together.

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You can add a little sliced banana on top before it goes into the oven or even stir some chopped nuts or chocolate chips through the batter! The best thing about this banana bread recipe is it is so adaptable. Whatever you add, a thick slice served with a cup of tea is a match made in heaven.

Continue to the recipe for Auntie Ann’s Ultimate Banana Bread…

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Appearance on The Today Show…


If you follow me on facebook, twitter or Instagram you probably know I spent St Patrick’s Day in NYC this year and what a way to celebrate all things Irish if you can’t be at home! I was so chuffed to be invited back to the NBC Studios by The Today Show team and couldn’t wait to get back in the kitchen with Kathie Lee and Hoda again.


I was on a couple of years back and it was great craic so at least I knew what I was in for this time around! The folks at The Today Show wanted to see some Irish inspired recipes so I shared my Howth Seafood Chowder and my Chocolate Guinness Cake in cupcake form.

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My Favourite St Patrick’s Day Recipes…

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It’s the last day of my Big St Patrick’s Day Collaboration! It all started back before Christmas when as a proud Irish man, I wanted to use my youtube channel to promote Ireland and all of the fantastic food heritage that we have here. That’s when I came up with the idea of arranging a youtube collaboration. I sent out an email to some of my favourite youtubers asking would they like to take part and was delighted when they all said yes! We each cooked up our favourite Irish inspired recipe and they are all available in my Paddy’s Day Playlist! Below is a round up of my Paddy’s Day recipes and if you don’t want to miss any of the upcoming videos be sure to click subscribe! Big thank you to all the youtubers for taking part and to all of you for liking, sharing and COOKING all of the recipes! It’s been a blast!

- St Patrick’s Day Recipes -


Potato & Irish Cheddar Rolls feat. The Domestic Geek… }

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{ Chocolate Guinness Cake feat. My Cupcake Addiction… }

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{ Roast Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic feat. Entertaining with Beth… }

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Irish Beef & Guinness Stew…

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Traditional Beef and Guinness stew is a perfect comfort food dish. You can serve this as a stew or take it one step further and use it as the filling for an impressive pie. Do make sure the meat is tender before serving, different cuts of meat will take longer cooking times.

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You can always add potatoes to bulk out teh stew but I love it served with buttery mashed potatoes. It’s no surprise that this Irish dish appears on most pub and traditional Irish menus across Ireland. This recipe is part of my St. Patrick’s Day Collaboration which you can check out here.

Continue to the recipe for my tradition Irish Beef & Guinness Stew…

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