Scottish heritage recipes – Cullen skink

The little Moray town of Cullen on the north-east coast of Scotland will always be synonymous with a soup that is as warming and life-giving as the seas that the men from that town fished were cold and deadly. Cullen skink is literally soup or essence from Cullen. Tradition holds many…

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Scottish cosmopolitan recipes – Kedgeree

The cuisine of Scotland is steeped in the history of cooking from the natural larder at the people’s disposal. Whether this be kings and queens feasting on venison, duck, beef and salmon; or the servant living on oats and kale the Scots have always used well that which is at…

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Smoked haddock risotto with seaweeds

Five minutes chatting to Iain McKellar of justseaweed.com about the range of products he forages off the Isle of Bute on the beautiful Scottish west coast was enough to have me more than a little excited by the possibilities. Frequently recently I have been wandering along coastal beaches and wondered…

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#40by40 Salt bake a whole fish

Some dishes take hours of loving preparation, cooking and plating up to deliver the wow factor to the senses. Then there are some which punch so far above the sum of their parts you wonder if you’ve maybe forgotten something. Salt baking a fish is one of those dishes. Minutes…

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Sea trout with lemon, soy and olive oil

I can’t claim this recipe to be my own, for two reasons. It’s not really a recipe and the flavour combination was recommended to me by Derek @Gamba_Glasgow. Basically I saw sea trout in The Fish Plaice on Saltmarket in Glasgow and had always wanted to try it. A beautiful…

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Smoked Gigha Halibut

As I sit in a well known fast food restaurant in Glasgow Airport mobile blogging, I’m contemplating the difference in the food choices we have each day. Recently I was sent one of the freshest flavoured foods I’ve ever tried. Smoked Gigha Halibut. Gigha Halibut farm their ‘happy halibut’ on…

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Salmon and rocket linguine

What is your top urge food, what does your body say ‘I must have’ and then that’s it, nothing else will do? I frequently ‘need’ a curry, often fancy some haggis. But my top urge food that I just have to have is pasta, and nine times out of ten…

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Simple fish pate….twice

If you want flavour without much work then these are perfect. Ideal for throwing together if you get told last minute that you’re responsible for some pre-starters for a dinner party as I was last week. On some sourdough bread with a little topping of creme fraiche or even caviar…

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