Good Friday Best Meal Ideas in Ireland 2020

By | February 22, 2020

To make things considerably easier, we have picked five great dishes for five assortments of nourishment darlings out there, from families sitting together around the table to single individuals snatching a feast in a hurry – even sentimental supper thoughts for two!

Investigate our 25 fish and vegan feast thoughts. Check the liquor and appreciate a delightful and filling Friday dinner before the celebrations of Easter this end of the week: Satisfying family dinners

Cauliflower and Green Bean Biryani

This is an Indian-propelled formula, brimming with flavor and goodness.


1 onion, meagerly cut

2 garlic cloves, meagerly cut

1 cinnamon stick

4-6 cardamom cases

½ tsp bean stew powder

1½ tsp ground cumin

150g green beans, cut in 2cm long pieces

½ head of cauliflower, cut into florets

2 tblsp olive oil

220g basmati rice

600ml (1 16 ounces) vegetable stock, warmed

To Finish:

150ml regular yogurt (or soy elective)

50g chipped almonds, toasted

Pack coriander


Warmth the oil in an enormous overwhelming based container over a medium warmth. Include the cumin, bean stew powder, cinnamon and cardamom cases and cook for a moment or two. Include the onion and garlic and cook until mellowed at that point include the onion, this should take a further 3-4 minutes.

Add the rice and mix to cover in the seasoned oil. Pour in the stock at that point include the cauliflower and green beans. Bring to the bubble at that point diminish warmth and permit to stew for 12-15 minutes until the fluid has been assimilated.

Expel from the warmth. Leave the rice to represent 5-10 minutes at that point fill a serving dish.

Sprinkle with chipped almonds and crisp coriander and shower with a spoonful of common yogurt.

Neven Maguires Killybegs Fish Pie

Fish pie is a genuine staple of Irish family cooking and everybody has their own specific manner of making it. This is my variant and normally brings about loads of extremely clean plates with regards to cleaning up!


350 g each smoked haddock (cod and salmon filets, skin on and pin bones evacuated)

1 enormous cove leaf

900 ml milk

800 g flouy potatoes (cut into solid shapes)

2 tblsp pesto

50 g margarine

225 g leeks (meagerly cut)

1 little onion (meagerly cut)

150 ml dry white wine

1 tblsp slashed crisp blended herbs (use parsley, chives and dill)

150 g cooked stripped prawns

2 tblsp crème fraiche

2 loaded tbsp toasted breadcrumbs

Salt and naturally ground white pepper

Steamed broccoli florets, to serve


Fish pie is a genuine staple of Irish family cooking and everybody has their own specific manner of making it. This is my form and as a rule brings about heaps of clean plates with regards to cleaning up!

Preheat the stove to 170°C (325F/Gas 3). Season the haddock, cod and salmon and spot in a cooking tin with the straight leaf and milk. Poach in the stove for 10-15 minutes or until the fish pieces effectively when tried with a blade.

Expel the fish from the tin and remove any outstanding skin. Drop the substance, checking for bones that may have been neglected. Strain the remaining milk into an estimating container until you have 600ml (1 16 ounces). Dispose of the narrows leaf. Increment the temperature of the broiler to 180°C (350F/Gas 4).

Spot the potatoes in a huge dish of salted water, bring to the bubble and cook for 15 minutes or until delicate. Channel and come back to the skillet to dry out a bit. Crush the potatoes and beat in half of the spread and half of the pesto. Season well.

Liquefy the rest of the margarine in a little skillet and delicately cook the leeks and onion for around 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine and diminish significantly. Mix in the flour and cook for 1 moment, blending continually.

Bit by bit pour in the saved poaching milk and mix until you have a smooth sauce. Season and decrease the warmth. Include the herbs and stew for 3 minutes, blending once in a while. In conclusion include the prawns, chipped fish and crème fraiche and cook for 2 minutes. Be mindful so as not to heat up the blend in light of the fact that the fish will separate and the sauce will go soft.

Spoon the fish blend into a 3 liter (5 16 ounces) shallow ovenproof dish and dab with the rest of the pesto. Top it with the enhanced squashed potato and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Prepare in the hot stove for around 20 minutes or until the top is brilliant.

To serve, isolate among warmed serving plates and add some broccoli to every one.

Martin Shanahans Baked Pollock: Today


1 crisp pollock filet (cleaned and boned)

Vegetables (anything in season. martin pick courgette, garlic, tomatoes, thyme and lemon)

1 tin for cooking/broiler bowl


Cut courgettes

Cleave tomatoes, include some new thyme.

Cut some garlic into fragments and add to the fixings.

Include filets and some flavoring with a tad of oil and some pressed lemon juice.

Put tin foil spread out on your cleaving load up (Twice the length of the load up) and crease down the middle.

Combine all the fixings and spreads out on tin foil/cooking pack.

Assemble the sides of the tin foil over your fixings and seal.

Prepare for 15 minutes on warmth of 180 degrees and serve.

Rachel Allens Smoked Salmon and Chive Fishcakes

A delightfully fulfilling, however sound, fast dinner from Rachel’s new arrangement, ideal for a bubbly starter!


500 g floury potatoes

salt and new ground dark pepper

225 g smoked salmon

3 tblsp olive oil

1 red onion (stripped and finely cleaved)

2 tblsp finely cleaved chives

1 tblsp tricks (depleted and hacked)

great press of lemon juice

1 egg (beaten)

75 g breadcrumbs

15 g spread


Preheat the stove to 220°C (425°F/Gas 7) and oil a little heating plate with olive oil.

Fill a huge pan with water, at that point include the potatoes and a decent spot of salt. Bring to the bubble for 10 minutes, at that point pour everything except about 4cm (1½in) of the water out of the container and cook the potatoes on a low warmth for another 20–30 minutes until a stick goes in no problem at all.

Strip them while they are as yet hot and crush promptly, either by hand or utilizing the oar connection in an electric nourishment blender, until they are liberated from irregularities.

n the mean time, as the potatoes cook, place the smoked salmon on the heating plate. On the off chance that it is pre-cut, just put the cuts one over the other. Shower the salmon with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, at that point prepare in the stove for 6–8 minutes. Expel from the stove and put in a safe spot.

Put the squashed potato, onion, chives, tricks, lemon juice, egg and breadcrumbs into a huge blending bowl. Generally tear the smoked salmon into littler pieces and add to the blend. Utilize a spoon to mix everything together – the salmon will separate further as you blend. Season with salt and pepper.

Shape the blend in to six patties, each about 8cm (3in) wide and 2cm (¾in) thick. The uncooked fish cakes can be set up so far ahead of time and either solidified or kept in the cooler for as long as 24 hours.

To cook, pour the staying 2 tablespoons of olive oil into an enormous skillet on a medium warmth and include the spread. At the point when the spread has softened and begins to froth, include the fish cakes and fry for 3–5 minutes on each side or until brilliant dark colored and fresh.

Present with a green serving of mixed greens, lemon wedges and a touch of tartare sauce or mayonnaise.

Martin Shanahans Pan Fried cod


1 filet of cod

2 handles of margarine

2 table spoons of oil

4 table spoons of water


Spot your skillet on the warmth. Include your oil. At the point when the oil is simply smoking include your fish substance side down. Leave for two minutes.

Turn tenderly when the cod is a stunning brilliant shading.

Include the water and spread the container. Cook for two minutes.

Include the spread throughout the previous thirty seconds.

Present with chips and plate of mixed greens

Martin Shanahans Home Made Fish Finger


1 kg cod or haddock (request that your fishmonger skin and bone a huge filet of cod)

For the Crumb:

1 kg cod or haddock (request that your fishmonger skin and bone a huge filet of cod)


Cut the fish into finger estimates sideways along the width of the fish.

Break the egg into a medium size bowl.

Include the milk and blend well.

At that point dunk the fish into the prepared flour. Pat off the overabundance flour.

Dunk the fish into the milk and egg blend. At that point place in the breadcrumb until the two sides are secured.

Move onto a plate or plate and into the ice chest until you are prepared to cook.

These can be made promptly in the day or far better get your youngsters to support you.

To Cook:

Warmth a decent substantial based skillet. Include some vegetable oil. At the point when the oil is hot spot the fish fingers in the dish. At that point they start to dark colored turn over and cook for four minutes.

Present with chips or plate of mixed greens.

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