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Vote for Carmel’s Total Eclipse Recipe in Celebrity Cruises MasterChef Competition!

Vote for Carmel’s Total Eclipse Recipe in Celebrity Cruises MasterChef Competition!

Carmel Aylward of King Travel, Dublin, has been chosen as the top entry for Ireland and is going on to the next stage of the Celebrity Cruises MasterChef competition in a bid to sail off with the ultimate prize of a two-night cruise on the brand new ‘Celebrity Reflection’. Celebrity MasterChef Logo

Lorraine Quinn, Celebrity Cruises’ Head of Sales – Ireland, has been putting her Cordon Bleu skills on show and was filmed whisking up Carmel’s winning recipe. The results are being shown on cruisingpower.ie throughout 2nd – 10th August 2012 along with the other nominated recipes and everyone is urged to put in a vote for Carmel.

Carmel calls her dish ‘Total Eclipse to the Heart’, with a double meaning after she first prepared it for her 25th wedding anniversary and from salmon’s healthy properties.  Everyone can have a try with the recipe here:

Total Eclipse to the Heart

Salmon, fennel, ricotta cream and rosti stacks

1. Mix ricotta, juice of 1 lemon and 1 tbs of olive oil and water in processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and chill.

2. The Rosti: Coarsely grate potatoes with skins and squeeze with fingers to remove excess moisture. Add Parmesan, egg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook rosti in a pan and then keep warm in oven. Cook fennel and onion for 5 mins  and put in bowl. Add olives and parsley.

3. Salmon: Brush salmon with oil and season. Pan fry for 1 minute for medium rare or until cooked to your liking. Add butter and little lemon juice.

4. To serve: Create stacks on plate, like the decks of a ship. Put rosti on plate, spread ricotta cream on top with 1 or 2 pieces of salmon and fennel. Drizzle lemon sauce around stacks for final touch.

5. Enjoy!!

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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