Organic Salmon on a bed of parsley and crab

Conor Pope serves up organic salmon on a bed of parsley and crab infused crushed potatoes served with a chilli, mango, papaya and lime salsa & accompanied by purple sprouting broccoli in garlic butter on Celebrity MasterChef Irealnd.


  • 1 kg new potatoes
  • 3 scallions
  • 200 g crab meat
  • one red chilli
  • handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 100 g olive oil
  • 200 g butter
  • clove of garlic
  • 500 g purple sprouting broccoli
  • 2 250 g organic salmon fillets
  • handful of fresh basil
  • two limes
  • one mango
  • one papaya
  • 50 g castor sugar
  • honey
  • handful of coriander


  1. Potatoes: Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Heat olive oil and 50g butter in a large sauce pan. Add boiled, peeled, potatoes and warm. Remove from heat, and crush.
  2. Add chopped scallions, half of one chilli and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add crab meat and mix.
  4. Salmon: Score salmon, season and fleck with freshly chopped basil. Sear in a hot pan, skin down for 8 minutes or until cooked.
  5. For the broccoli in garlic butter: Crush the garlic and mash into the butter. Blanch the broccoli and toss in garlic butter.
  6. For the salsa: Rougly chop half a mango and half a papaya. Add lime zest half of one chilli and juice of both limes, mix in castor sugar and honey.
  7. To plate up: Spoon the potatoes into a circular serving ring. Remove the ring to leave a neat pile of potatoes and place the salmon on top. Serve the broccoli and salsa on the side.

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