Saturday, June 13, 2020

Claudio Cavaliere, of Espresso Restaurant in Waterford city, has been cooking from home throughout the lockdown – we bring you his easy to follow recipe videos, perfect for the weekend. Enjoy!

(See below for ingredients and method)

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Crusty day old Ciabatta or Sourdough, sliced

Chopped cherry tomatoes. (David Currid’s tomatoes from Grantstown are excellent)

1 Mozzarella ball, roughly torn/sliced

Clove of garlic

1 Tbsp roughly chopped flat leaf parsley

Extra virgin olive oil

Basil pesto

Salt and black pepper to taste



Brush some olive oil onto the slices of bread and then rub a little bit of garlic onto the surface, season with a small shake of salt and place into the oven.

Meanwhile, roughly chop the garlic you used to rub the bread, put this along with the chopped cherry tomatoes, a good tablespoon of olive oil and parsley into a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and one twist of black pepper.

After about 1 to 2 minutes the bread should be nicely toasted and now should be removed, carefully place the chopped tomato mixture on each slice of bread and top with mozzarella cheese.

Put the bruschetta back into the oven until the cheese is melted and then serve with a drizzle of pesto.

Prawn Pil Pil


Tiger prawns (6 for a starter or 12 for a main course)

Tsp of paprika

Extra virgin olive oil

A clove of garlic

One small chilli

Juice of quarter of a lemon

Salt and pepper



Claudio Cavaliere

(You have to work quick here so have all your ingredients ready and to hand)

Get your pan onto a high heat, when you see the pan starting to smoke add a good glug of olive oil, the teaspoon of paprika, garlic and the chilli, this will start to sizzle very quickly, add your prawns immediately. Try not to move the prawns around too much but turn them all about 45 seconds later, turn the heat down to medium low, add the parsley, lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. The prawns are cooked when they have turned completely from translucent to white, this would probably take another 45-60 seconds.

Serve with some dressed salad leaves, a wedge of lemon and if serving as a main course, some boiled rice or crusty bread.

Buon Appetito!


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By Claudio Cavaliere
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