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12/04/2019

Wild Garlic - a Chef's Delight

Wild garlic is a forager’s delight, found in the woodlands around Dunbrody from early spring to the end of May.  One of our favourites walks is through the trails in Tintern Abbey where this year there is more wild garlic than we’ve ever seen.

The health benefits are numerous.  Widely known for its antibacterial, antibiotic and possibly antiviral properties and containing vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and copper. Studies have also shown that it may help reduce blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Dunbrody Wild Garlic Pesto will be on sale at the Sunday Market throughout the wild garlic season and while stocks last.

Here’s the Dunbrody Wild Garlic Pesto recipe from Kevin Dundon:

300g (10½oz) wild garlic (about 1 large handful of cloves)

15g (½oz) parmesan cheese, grated

Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
250ml (9fl oz) olive oil
Salt and black pepper

 

Tip: Try using coriander (cilantro) as an alternative if you find wild garlic hard to locate.

Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor, or purée with a handheld blender, until the mixture is smooth.

The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Although it will darken slightly in colour over time, it will still be delicious – the flavours will just be more mature. Perfect for drizzling over home-made pizzas, salads, soups, grilled meats & fish or anything that takes your fancy.

We love to use it on freshly-baked brown bread lathered with butter and then drizzled with pesto.

For the Foodies

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
 
Dunbrody Sunday Market Every Sunday from Noon - browse the artisan crafts and local food producers. There's lots of great gift ideas from Kevin Dundon's fruit cakes, gluten free fresh bakes, chutneys and books to hand-made jewelry, cards, walking sticks and spices.  A great gathering of local crafts people, foodies and artists every Sunday. The perfect way to spend a Sunday - followed by Jazz Brunch in the Local afterwards or maybe Afternoon Tea in the hotel.  The market takes place every Sunday.
 
Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch A leisurely stroll in the gardens and around the Dunbrody Easter market and afterwards a slap-up brunch with live jazz in the Local Pub at Dunbrody From Noon til 4pm. Not forgetting the Easter Egg Hunt too!
 
Spring Cooking Our fabulous new schedule of cookery courses is now available to book online as well as direct.  Check out Dunbrody Cookery School for all the information or call 051.389600 to enquire.
 
Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea €30 Now that the Spring has arrived why not treat yourself to the wonderful Duunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea complete with our delicious freshly-baked pastries and scones and made to order savoury snacks.  Served with the Tea Forte range of teas and Nespresso coffees. From 3-5pm Call 051389600 to book. 
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