One of Ballymaloe Cookery School’s leading  tutors, Rachel Allen,  has been educating the public on the food of the Wild Atlantic Way coast in her latest tv series adventure, Rachel’s Coastal Cooking,  on RTE One, .  The celebrity cook has come out of the kitchen for this series, to travel the southern and western coasts of Ireland, including West Cork and Kerry, and the Burren with it’s amazing limestone plateau and inspiring coastal cliffs, just to mention a few places. Her trip has taken her in search of the best seafood and local meats, as well as wild ingredients foraged in these areas –  and as the RTE promotion info for her latest series says, battling wind and rain in the process! Well, what would we expect – this is Ireland on a shoreline battered by the Atlantic Ocean! In this set of programmes, Rachel’s accessible cookery style brings all these regional ingredients into the kitchen of anyone who loves to cook. Naturally fish and seafood have featured, since the Atlantic provides prime catches of white and oily fish and prawns, plus superlative crab and lobster caught by traditional potting methods closer to shore. 

Another man who has been educating on fish this week at Web Summit is Martin Shanahan. The chef/owner of Fishy Fishy in Kinsale, who has access to the freshest catches direct from local boats in Kinsale harbour, right outside the front door of his restaurant in the West Cork town. Martin’s dish of Organic Salmon Slider served on a sourdough bap with pickled white cabbage, caraway and tomato salsa has been wowing the crowds at Dublin’s big tech conference the last few days. 

So as it’s Friday – a traditional fish eating day in Ireland, we thought we’d mention these two celebrity cooks and their marine endeavours. And trawl (excuse our pun) through our recipe collection to bring you some great seafood ideas from other Good Food Ireland chefs in our network. Grab yourself the catch of the day and get cooking some healthy fish this weekend! 

Check out these fishy dishes for your delectation this November Friday!