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Filligans Wins Silver at Blas na hEireann Awards

The Blas na hEireann Awards took place last Saturday and we won silver for our Grainy Yellow Mustard. The annual Irish Food Awards are considered the food Oscars in Irish food and drink, so we were honoured to pick up Silver for our mustard.

Handmade in Glenties, Donegal our Grainy Yellow Mustard is the perfect cupboard stable. Excellent on sandwiches, toasties and BBQ’d burgers. It’s also wonderful for cooking. Check out our recipes to get some inspiration.

Donegal scooped 14 awards at this year’s Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. Read all about the winners on Donegal Daily.

Want to try it for yourself? Click HERE to buy our Grainy Yellow Mustard.

Grace Shields accepting the award on behalf of Filligans from Michael Tunney.

Grace Shields, Social Scene PR & Marketing Donegal, accepting the Blas na hEireann Award on behalf of Filligans from Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Donegal. 

Grace Shields, Social Scene PR & Marketing Donegal, accepting the Blas na hEireann Award on behalf of Filligans from Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Donegal.

Raspberry Shortbread Squares

If you love shortbread, you’ll love these tasty Raspberry Shortbread Bites using Filligans preserves. A perfect twist of butter, biscuit and fruit.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 225g Butter
  • 200g Sugar
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150g Filligans Raspberry Preserve

METHOD

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar at low speed until combined. Now add the egg yolks and vanilla and mix.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until a soft dough forms. Halve the dough and form into logs. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180° and grease the baking tin, preferably a square glass baking dish.
  5. Working over the baking dish, coarsely shred 1 log of dough on the large holes of a box grater, evenly distributing the dough in the baking dish.
  6. Using a spoon, dollop the preserves over the dough and gently spread it in an even layer. Grate the second log of dough on top.
  7. Bake the shortbread on the bottom rack of the oven for about 35 minutes, covering it with foil halfway through baking. The shortbread is done when the pastry is golden all over. Let cool completely, then cut into 24 bars.

 

Grainy Yellow Mustard Chicken

Looking for a dish bursting with flavour the whole family will love? Look no further, our Grainy Yellow Mustard Chicken is a quick, simple and delicious dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Filligans Grainy Yellow Mustard
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken in the pan and sear on both sides until golden brown.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the Filligans Grainy Yellow Mustard, honey and butter.
  5. Spread half of the sauce into the bottom of the greased oven proof dish.
  6. Arrange the chicken breasts on top of the sauce, then drizzle the remaining sauce over the top of the chicken.
  7. Cover with foil, then bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

Filligans Italian Tomato Chutney Spaghetti Bolognese

Quick and easy dinners are a must for back to school season! Keep things simple and make classic favourites like Spaghetti Bolognese, Shepard’s Pie and cod goujons. Here’s a handy recipe to try using our Italian Tomato Chutney:

Ingredients

  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Red Chili Chopped
  • 3tsp Mixed Dried Herbs
  • 15ml Olive Oil
  • 1kg Lean Beef Mince
  • 5 Ripe Tomatoes, Blanched and Chopped Fine
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Filligans Italian Tomato Chutney
  • Salt And Black Pepper to Season
  • 2 cups Parmesan, Grated

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the garlic, chili and herbs
  2. Add the mince and brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, puree and Filligans chutney.
  4. Season to taste, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked spaghetti for 10-12 minutes
  6. Serve with grated parmesan.

Filligans’ in 2021 Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards

We are thrilled to say that we have made it to the final of the 2021 Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards.

Our Grainy Yellow Mustard, Sundried Tomato & Balsamic Mustard and Irish Wholegrain Mustard made the cut and we couldn’t be prouder!

The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce, so we’re honoured to have three of our mustards in the final. We are always looking to improve our range, particularly with new product developments that meet the demands of new tastes.

Our Sundried Tomato & Balsamic Mustard is hugely popular for crafted sandwiches as well as a marinade for meat for those barbeque days. We’re looking forward to hearing the results on October 2nd.

You can find out more about the awards HERE. 

Hearty Green Salad with Filligans Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing

Our dressing range is ideal for adding flavour to savoury dishes. Jazz up this hearty green salad with our Filligans Honey and Mustard salad dressing.

  • 1 Head of Leafy Lettuce
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • ½ cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 1/2 Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Filligans Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing

Method 

  1. Chop lettuce. Thinly slice the shallot and red cabbage. Peel and chop cucumber. Slice tomatoes in half and grate carrot..
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the salad, including the dressing, and toss to combine.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

COMPETITION: Supervalu Food Academy Teaser To Win Voucher

Filligans is delighted to be part of the 2021 SuperValu Food Academy Programme. Seven of our product range (Chilli Jam, Fiery Pepper Relish, Chutney For Cheese, Blackcurrant Preserve, Blackcurrant & Apple Preserve, Grainy Yellow Mustard and Raspberry Preserve) are available in the seven SuperValu stores across Donegal:

  • Buncrana
  • Donegal Town
  • Bundoran
  • Dungloe
  • Killybegs
  • Carndonagh
  • Ballybofey

To celebrate to the success to date we are giving five lucky customers the chance to win a €20 SuperValu voucher. To enter, all you have to do is try and guess what we’re cooking in the Filligans’ kitchen in the next few weeks….

Clue One : To make this special chutney (that compliments cheese perfectly), you’ll need quality dried fruit, apples and natural ingredients. What Filligans favourite could it be?

Keep your eyes peeled on our social media @filligans_donegal, clue number two is coming in the next few days.

Honey and Mustard Chicken

Add flavour and excitement to your weeknight feast with this delicious honey and mustard chicken dish. Made using our Filligans Wholegrain Mustard, serve it up with rice or new potatoes.

Ingredients

1 tbsp Olive Oil

¼  tsp Salt

¼ tsp Black Pepper

8 Chicken Thighs

4 tbsp Filligans Wholegrain Mustard

4 tbsp Honey

 

Method

Preheat your oven to Fan 170C/ 190C/Gas 5.

In an oven proof dish, heat oil. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

Place the thighs into the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Mix Filligans Wholegrain Mustard with the honey.

Brush the chicken with the honey and mustard. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes and the chicken is nice and golden on top.

Serve immediately with side of your choice, we recommend rice or new potatoes and vegetables.

Filligans products from Glenties, Co. Donegal.
Photo by Joe Dunne Photography 29/04/2021
Filligans products from Glenties, Co. Donegal. Photo by Joe Dunne Photography 29/04/2021

#FindFilligans and Win A Hamper Full Your Favourite Filligans

People all over Ireland are starting to discover Donegal’s best kept secret…Filligans handmade preserves, condiments and dressings.

All our products are handmade in Glenties in west Donegal. Our range is 100% natural, free from preservatives, additives and nuts. It’s also suitable for vegetarians with most products suitable for vegans too.

Our customers can expect traditional tastes and contemporary flavours. Some favourites include our Chilli Jam, Fiery Pepper Relish, Grainy Yellow Mustard, Cheese For Chutney, Strawberry Preserve and Mango Chutney.

You can find our delicious products all over Ireland in various craft shops, delicatessens, hotels and cafes. You will also find seven of our award-winning range in select SuperValu stores in Donegal too. (Click HERE for a full list).

If you’d like to win a hamper full of goodies from Filligans, all you have to do is find us in your local stockist, take a picture and tag us @filligans, using the hashtag #FindFilligans.

We will pick the winner on 30th June 2021 and the full cost of delivery is included in the prize.

Best of luck to everyone…we love to spread the love. See what we did there?

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition organiser is Filligans, located at Enterprise Centre, Church Road, Glenties, County Donegal.
  • The competition is open to ROI and NI customers only. 
  • Unfortunately, the prize cannot be exchanged and has no monetary value.
  • No family member, staff or family of staff can win the prize.
  • The competition organiser has the right to alter the prize, closing date and winner at any time.

 

 

 

Creamy Mustard Chicken Pasta

Irish chef Kevin Dundon is a proud supporter of SuperValu’s Food Academy Programme.  We’re delighted that Kevin created this simple Creamy Mustard Chicken Pasta Dish using Filligans Wholegrain Mustard. This simple dish is packed full of flavour and the whole family will love it!

Want to make it at home? Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients 

2 tbsp. Oil

2 Chicken Fillets, diced

100g Rosscarbery White Pudding, diced

2 Red Onions, chopped

2 Cloved Garlic, chopped

1 Courgette, diced

100g Vegetable Stock

250ml Cream

2 tbsp Filligans Wholegrain Mustard

12 Nests Tagliatelle Pasta

Salt and Pepper

 

Method 

  1. Cook the pasta as per pack instructions. Keep warm aside.
  2. In a saucepan, drizzle some oil and add chicken and pudding. Saute for 3-4 minutes until coloured, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add onions, garlic and courgette and saute for a further 3-4 minutes until slightly coloured.
  4. Add the stock and cream and Filligans Wholegrain Mustard to taste. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil and simmer for a further 2 minutes or so until coating the back of the spoon.
  5. Finally, toss the pasta to the pan to coat with the mustard mixture. Serve and Enjoy!

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