Chef Paula McIntyre is no stranger to radio and TV, often having featured over the years on various programmes, showcasing her cooking and delicious recipes.
But now, the popular local chef takes the helm in a new three-part cookery series, ‘Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Kitchen’ for BBC Northern Ireland.
Originally for Aghadowey, Paula now lives on the North Coast were – as well as her love for food – she can often be found first thing each morning in the sea for a swim.
Paula – the resident chef on BBC Radio Ulster’s John Toal show – has cooked and worked worldwide and has written several cookbooks. Still, it’s at ‘hame’ she’s most comfortable showcasing the local produce of Northern Ireland, some of which is literally on her doorstep.
In this series, ‘Paula McIntyre looks to the past and her own Ulster-Scots heritage to serve up mouth-watering recipes for friends and family, crafted from the finest local ingredients’.
Filmed against the beautiful backdrop of the North Coast, the first episode on Monday night (September 6) sees Paula makes a Glens of Antrim lamb roast with a caramel and vinegar glaze and elevates the humble turnip by making two side dishes: turnip cake and turnip gratin.
She follows this with a salt ling, a sustainable fish, roasted and served with boxty, poached leeks, bacon crumb and an elderberry caper butter sauce.
The final dish is a brined and braised Denver cut of beef with a nettle and onion crust served with a barley risotto.
If this wets your appetite for more, ‘Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Kitchen’ starts on BBC One Northern Ireland, Monday September 6at 7:45 pm.