A homecooked meal doesn't necessarily have to mean dinner... breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So, impress him or her with one of these fab recipes from Neven Maguire and you'll be starting the day off on the right note. 

Owner of one of the country’s best restaurants, MacNean House & Restaurant in Blacklion, County Cavan, and a regular fixture on Irish bookshelves and television screens, Neven Maguire is truly one of Ireland's top chefs. His recipes are fail-safe and always delicious, so we're delighted to feature his selection of Valentine's breakfasts so you can try them at home. 

Huevos Rancheros

“This recipe of baked eggs on a bed of spiced peppers and tomatoes is traditionally served in Mexico for breakfast. There are numerous versions from around the world, including one from Tunisia, which is called Chakchouka (or Shakshouka) and has no chilli.”

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Eggs Benedict

“This is my version of eggs Benedict, which is a poached egg served on a split muffin with crispy bacon and a warm butter sauce, which is much lighter than hollandaise. It’s also fantastic served with smoked salmon, which is known as eggs royale, or slices of hand-carved cooked ham.”

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MacNean Wheaten Bread

“At MacNean Restaurant we have experimented with a lot of recipes over the years and this is definitely the best I’ve tasted to date. It has a lovely sweet flavour but is still very much a savoury bread. It’s the first thing my breakfast chef makes in the morning so that the smell wafts around the hotel, giving our guests a sense of things to come.”

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What will you be making for Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments below.