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Erne Larder creates a novel sauce for Christmas

Erne Larder Preserves in Enniskillen has launched a novel Irish gin and cranberry relish in time for Christmas.

The relish is the latest product from the small business which specialises in innovative products such as Irish Bacon Sauce and Irish Bacon Jam as well as other sauces, relishes and jams.

The company, owned and run by chef Declan O’Donoghue, supplies leading independent stores, delis and catering operations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The business is also listed by Lidl in Northern Ireland.

“It’s a very rich and fruity sauce which I created for the upcoming Christmas season,” said O’Donoghue.

A native of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, he launched the business in 2016 on the back of a successful career as a chef in leading hotels and restaurants on the island of Ireland.

His business objective is to produce unique products using new generation and traditional flavours. He started selling these initially at markets in Fermanagh and further afield.

“The products are all based on my work in hotel kitchens to create dishes with deliciously different flavour profiles,” said O’Donoghue. “I love coming up with innovative food with different blends of flavours.”

A key element in his approach is a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. “There are so many excellent products available across Northern Ireland that can be used to create innovative and tasty products,” he said.

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