Leading Irish chef Garrett Byrne has collaborated with Flahavan’s, the progressive County Waterford porridge makers and millers, to create a selection of delicious recipes demonstrating the versatility of oats in cooking.
The mouth-watering results include: mussels baked with oatmeal, parsley and garlic; crusted organic salmon with potato cake and herb sauce; plus oatmeal and apple crumble, and oatmeal cookies, both favourites with kids.
Other creations include a tasty alternative to brunch – Oatmeal with Saffron, Golden Raisins and Pistachio, which can also be served with vanilla ice-cream as a dessert.
Garrett recently opened his new restaurant, Campagne, in his native Kilkenny with partner Bríd after spending five years as Head Chef in Dublin’s Michelin-starred Chapter One restaurant.
Previously voted Chef of the Year and Best Dublin Chef in 2006, he was only too delighted to link of with Flahavan’s: “I am passionate about using locally-produced quality raw ingredients in Campagne… Oats make an ideal ingredient for use in numerous recipes, adding flavour and texture. And everyone should know at this stage, oats are very healthy.”
Dolores Whelan, Brand Manager, Flahavan’s, said of their latest collaboration: “Garrett has succeeded in demonstrating the versatility of our oats while exhibiting flair and imagination. He has produced an exquisite range of recipes, which people will enjoy creating and eating.”
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