The Origins of Kedgeree

Kedgeree

The Origins of Kedgeree Kedgeree is just one of many wonderful British dishes for which we have to thank India. Without the influence of Indian cookery we wouldn’t have favourites such as chutney, as well as of course, the classic ‘British’ curry chicken tikka masala. India has ultimately transformed British food and now Britons are devoted, as well as totally…

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A Galician Inspired Fish Pie

A Galician Inspired Fish Pie

A Galician Inspired Fish Pie The inspiration for this pie comes from the Empanadas they make in Galicia, which are baked in huge rectangular trays and made with an olive oil rich bread dough. They are usually filled with some sort of seafood, whether that be cod, sardines, tuna, or even cockles, along with favourite Spanish vegetables such as green…

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Crappit Heids

Crappit Heids

Crappit Heids Today, in Britain, we have a wealth of different foods we can eat from all over the world, so to a modern city dweller a traditional Scottish dish like crappit heids (stuffed fish heads) can sound even more obscure and exotic than, say, Malaysian fish head curry. In The Scots Kitchen (1929) F. Marian McNeill, the brilliant chronicler…

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Salt Ling Fritters

Salt Ling Fritters

Salt Ling Fritters These salt ling fritters have the air of the Mediterranean about them, so they seem a little more sophisticated than good old British fish and chips. We can pretend they aren’t fried food at all. They are in fact incredibly healthy! I have used Scottish cured salt ling instead of the traditional salt cod to make these…

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Herring in Oatmeal – A Scottish Treat

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Herring in Oatmeal – A Scottish Treat Herring in oatmeal is one of those deeply traditional Scottish dishes that is seldom tasted but loved by those who have. Herring was for centuries integral to the Scottish diet and salted herring, essential to the economy. With the combination of oatmeal it is probably more Scottish than haggis. Herring and oatmeal are…

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Fish from Scottish Waters

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Fish from Scottish Waters It is easy to become spellbound by all the imported and exotic foods we have in Britain. How could simple British food ever get a look in. Just like Anthony Bourdain said – ‘once you have tasted Vietnamese food there is no going back’. One philosophy I think is true is that often the best food…

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Arbroath Smokie Salad

Abroath Smokie Salad with Toasted Pinhead Oatmeal and a Creamy Dressing Arbroath Smokie Salad, with a Creamy Dressing and Toasted Oats. Toasted pinhead oatmeal adds a delicious crunch to this salad. This recipe has been adapted from a dish served at Cafe St Honore, in Edinburgh. Despite this restaurants French name, and design, it uses all the best ingredients Scotland has…

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