Gary Cooke serves up oven baked salmon, crème fraiche & avocado sauce, garlic potatoes served with a fresh tomato and chilli salsa on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland.


  • 2 6oz salmon fillets
  • 2 medium rooster (or similar) potatoes
  • 2 sprigs of fresh tarragon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 200 ml white wine
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 x 200 ml tub crème fraiche
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 bunch of watercress
  • 2 lemons
  • small punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 0.5 a jar of capers
  • olive oil


  • Potatoes : Set oven to 180C.Place olive oil in baking tray, add salt pepper, garlic & chilli flakes, roll potatoes in mixture, place potatoes on baking tray, put in oven for 50 minutes.
  • Salmon: Place salmon on a tin foil lined baking tray. Add 1 bay, 1 sprig of tarragon, a squeeze of lemon juice, teaspoon of white wine and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap tin foil around salmon. Place fillets in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Crème Fraiche and Avocado Sauce: Peel avocado add clove of crushed garlic. Add 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar. Put in blender until there are no lumps (30/45 seconds).
  • Place in bowl, put in fridge.
  • Salsa: Dice the cherry tomatoes, capers, red chilies and add balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • Plating up: To plate remove salmon from tin foil, remove tarragon and bay leaves & place on plate with potatoes, add sauce and salsa.

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