Donal Skehan

Whether you are cooking a speedy supper, celebrating a special occasion, cooking a Sunday roast, or simply taking some time out for date night at home with your loved one, TV Chef & Food Writer Donal Skehan has all the answers in his repertoire of recipes. With ten years under his belt as a TV host & food writer, Donal provides his audience with do-able meals that anyone can master. A dad of two, Donal knows a thing or two about juggling parenthood, work and cooking! Donal has released 10 cookbooks and regularly features on television screens across the globe. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Donal is currently residing in Howth with his family after living in Los Angeles for four years. Check him out @donalskehan on Instagram for daily updates on family life, fun & lots of good food.
Donal Skehan’s Irish Cheddar Potato Rolls
Just add Irish butter.
Mar 15, 2022
Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Roast Lamb with Green Garlic, Lettuce & Peas
In springtime, wild garlic appears all across Ireland in shaded woodland areas. It is easy to recognize from its distinctive garlic smell. There are two varieties which can be found: one has a long three-cornered stem and the other has a large, broad leaf. The leaves can be harvested and treated like any salad leaf. In this roast lamb recipe, I use the unique garlic taste in a pesto served alongside sweet slices of lamb leg.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Irish Buttermilk Soda Bread
Soda bread is an amazingly easy, versatile recipe, and has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because it so simple. It is a no-knead, no-fuss style of bread, which is my kind of recipe! You can change this classic by adding lots of tasty things like sea salt, different cheeses, or even green garlic. It’s delicious on its own or served with a warm bowl of soup.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Mussels in Irish Cider
Mussels have a reputation for being difficult to cook, but this is just not true. In reality, the hardest part is the washing. Place them in cold water (they should close; if they don’t you should throw them away). Scrub any dirt off the surface of the mussels and remove the beard with a small knife. If you can get this down, you will have no trouble — and they take minutes to cook, so they’re the perfect little starter.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Irish Creamed Kale
If the thought of kale scares you, then let this be the dish that changes your mind! Think creamy, buttery goodness mixed with delicious soft greens. Like spinach, kale is packed with nutrients, but doesn’t wilt down quite as much as spinach when cooked, so it is a great alternative. → More from Donal Skeehan: Donal Skehan’s Homecooked Kitchen Blog Donal Skehan’s YouTube Channel This is a nice change from creamed spinach!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Lemon Marshmallow Cake
This is delightful cake is one that you can make a few days ahead. It is light and very fresh tasting, which makes it perfect for a summer dinner party dessert. It also makes an unusual but not inappropriate Easter cake. Donal Skehan’s Homecooked Kitchen Blog Donal Skehan’s YouTube Channel This cake is easy but fun to put together! Instead of making filling from scratch, the store-bought lemon curd was a great shortcut, and melting marshmallows on top made for a fun layer.
May 1, 2019
An Irish Christmas
I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and come from a big family, and although it was only myself and my brother, there are five siblings on my dad’s side and six on my mom’s, which meant the house was always filled with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents around Christmas time. For an Irish family Christmas, the traditional dinner is key and getting it right is a real art.
Dec 24, 2013