Martin O’Donnell’s crispy duck wings, courgette fritters, and rhubarb and blood orange scones

The executive chef at the recently opened Blackrock Cottage in Salthill, Co Galway, shares three dishes from the restaurant’s menu

These Asian-style wings are surprisingly easily to make and are a great alternative to classic wings. Picture: Julia Dunin

Blackrock Cottage opened in Salthill, Co Galway, in November 2022 with Martin O’Donnell at the helm as executive head chef. Formerly of The Twelve in Barna, O’Donnell’s move from fine dining to more casual fare has seen Blackrock Cottage, located in a previously derelict famine-era cottage, grow into a space for locals to enjoy. The restaurant is now open for breakfast and lunch after owners McHugh Property Holdings undertook a significant refurbishment.

Joining O’Donnell at ...