Oven Baked Salmon

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
  • 0.50 a jar of capers
  • olive oil


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Wrap tin foil around salmon. Place fillets in oven for 20 minutes.
  4. 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).
  5. Place in bowl, put in fridge.
  6. Salsa: Dice the cherry tomatoes, capers, red chilies and add balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  7. 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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