Irish Whiskey Cured Organic Salmon, Avocado Purée, Buttermilk Cream

A tasty, traditional Irish dish.


  • 1 shot irish whiskey
  • 1 kg salmon fillet
  • 50 g sea salt
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 g fresh dill
  • 1 tblsp white peppercorns
  • 1 orange (juiced and keep rind)
  • avocado purée:
  • 1 ripe avocado (skinned, halved, stone retained)
  • 2 tblsp crème fraiche
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt & freshly ground white pepper
  • buttermilk cream:
  • 100 ml whipped cream
  • 50 ml buttermilk
  • 50 g chopped chives
  • mix well.


  1. Place salmon in deep tray. Mix the salt and sugar and sprinkle over salmon with orange rind.
  2. Add shot of Irish whiskey and juice of orange. Remove dill from stalks and add stalks to salmon (chop dill and keep).
  3. Cover salmon and refrigerate over night.
  4. Wash off marinade and cover salmon in the chopped dill. Slice salmon and serve with freshly baked Irish soda bread and a shot of Irish whiskey.
  5. Avocado Purée:
  6. Blend the avocado, crème fraiche and lemon juice together in a food processor.
  7. Season to taste, then transfer to a bowl and pop the avocado stone into the middle (this stops the avocado from going brown.) Seal with cling film and refrigerate.


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