We’re having the chats with #PeopleofGalway for the craic — messers and chancers, artists and tourists, buskers and shopkeepers, and any other unwitting victims we meet on the street.

#ThisIsGalway “Irish food to me sometimes can be a little tired – bacon and cabbage, stew. One of my favourite things is mackerel – I was looking at cookbooks, and mackerel and horseradish cream kept occurring and reoccurring. Mackerel was the first dish I fell in love with as a kid – you couldn’t even get a fish finger down my throat, and then I was out fishing in Connemara with my relatives, we caught some mackerel and I instantly fell in love with fish.”

The Galway candidate for this year’s European Young Chef Award, Andrew Ishmael, was tasked with creating a dish that was a modern twist on an Irish classic. He chose to make a mackerel ceviche, a Peruvian-style dish, using locally caught mackerel.

– Andrew

Photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige