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House Cured Salmon Recipe by Brioche Ranelagh

Salmon, Pear, Soya, Wasabi, Lime Coriander



300g salmon centre fillet
50g coarse sea salt
50g caster sugar
10 cracked black pepper
10g fresh chervil finely chopped
10g fresh dill finely chopped
10g fresh tarragon finely chopped
5g smooth French mustard

For this recipe the salmon undergoes two separate cures, each lasting 24 hours. All other garnished should be prepared in advance so all you have to do is garnish the plate.


Skin the salmon, run your fingers against the grain of the flesh and remove pin bones with a tweezers. Mix sugar, salt and sugar well together, layout a double layer of cling film at least twice the size of the salmon and place half the marinade on the cling film, place the salmon on top and spread the remaining marinade on the salmon. Wrap well with cling film and refrigerate for 24 hours
Next day unwrap salmon, scrape of and discard the first marinade. Mix the chopped herbs, layout the cling film as before and smear with the Dijon mustard and finally top evenly with chopped herbs, wrap tightly with cling film and refrigerate for a further 24hours.

Pickled Pear

1 pear cut into ½ cm cubes
Juice of 1 lemon
For the pickled pear simply, squeeze lemon juice on to the pear cubes

Wasabi Crème Fraiche

25g freme fraiche
Wasabi paste to taste
Zest of ½ a lemon
Mix all ingredients to preferred taste, be careful not to add to much lemon juice as the crème fraiche will become to tin.

Remaining Ingredients

Pickled ginger
Dark soya sauce
Olive oil
To assemble the dish, finely slice the salmon and place on a plate garnish with the rest of the garnish ingredients as per the photo.

Chef Bio

Gavin-McDonaghChef/Patron Gavin McDonagh’s food philosophy has been wrought over the hot plates of some of Ireland’s finest establishments. An impressive career path that has included senior posts in Michelin Starred restaurants like L’Ecrivan and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Ireland. A well travelled journey too with time spent in France, Germany & The UK. His passion for fine French cuisine reveals itself in the care and attention to detail that each dish shows bringing a real flair to the table. The focus of his cooking in on fresh in season Irish produce and refined cooking using French culinary skills to deliver a modern French tasting plate experience.


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