If you are hoping to get some thing successful out of this lockdown, why not consider your hand at building a single of these delectable Scottish recipes?

Scottish seafood is some of the finest in the world. This recipe for haddock fishcakes offers the option for a bit of creative license: incorporate some smoked fish if you want a stronger flavour but, if you want to retain it mild and contemporary, use lemon, herbs and seasoning to the same result.

Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick’s Haddock Fishcakes

Substances (serves four)

400g white potatoes, peeled

500g new haddock

500ml total extra fat milk

3 bay leaves

1 fish stock cube

1⁄2 bunch of spring onions, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed and thinly sliced

1⁄2 pink chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced

small handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped

small handful of chives, chopped

juice and zest of 1⁄2 lemon

250g plain flour

2 eggs, beaten

For the breadcrumbs:

3 slices of white bread

smaller handful of refreshing herbs, chopped (we use parsley and dill)

vegetable oil, for deep frying


Chop your potatoes into substantial chunks and add to a pan of water, then provide to the boil and then simmer right until smooth. Drain and enable them steam dry.

While your potatoes are cooking, location your fish into a huge pan or frying pan, cover with milk and incorporate your bay leaves and some black pepper. Simmer your fish incredibly carefully right up until it flakes apart, building positive it doesn’t boil. Drain your fish into a colander around the sink, pushing the fish down to squeeze out as much liquid as attainable. Bin the bay leaves and flake the fish into a bowl (taking away any stray bones).

Set your inventory dice in a tiny mug, insert two tablespoons of boiling h2o and blend until you have a runny paste. Scrape this paste into the flaked fish and include the spring onions, garlic, chilli, parsley, chives and the lemon juice and zest. Mix properly. When the potatoes are entirely dry, mash them, then incorporate to the fish combine.

To make the breadcrumbs, set the bread and herbs into a food stuff processor and whizz until finally you have great textured breadcrumbs. Place your flour in a single bowl, overwhelmed eggs in an additional and breadcrumbs in one more and time each bowl. Roll the fish combine into 8 evenly sized balls, then dip every single one into the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs, building certain they are totally coated.

To deep fry, set enough vegetable oil into a massive pan or deep fryer to a depth that will fully go over a fishcake: don’t overfill the pan. Warmth slowly but surely to 180°C, then carefully insert a number of fishcakes. Use tongs with your first cake and make absolutely sure the oil sizzles as before long as you put it in remove it and wait around if it doesn’t. Fry until eventually the fishcakes are golden brown and begin to float in the oil – about five minutes. Eliminate carefully and put in a warmed oven even though you cook dinner the rest of the fishcakes.

If you are pan-frying, heat lots of vegetable oil in a huge frying pan, flatten the fishcakes and fry them for about 5 minutes on each aspect.

Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick are cooks and authors of The Seafood Shack: Meals & Tales from Ullapool www.kitchenpress.co.british isles

Satyapal Singh Rathore (Mutton Curry)

One particular of the best factors about contemporary Scottish delicacies is that it requires a fusion of different cultures and cooking variations. This recipe from Satyapal Singh Rathore entails a historically Scottish meat, mutton, in a Rajasthani Laal Maas, which is normally manufactured all through unique events and festivals in Rajasthan.

Components (serves four)

10 Kashmiri dry purple chillies, soaked in water for at the very least 20 minutes

500g mutton, slash into just one-inch parts

1/2 cup curd (dahi /yoghurt)

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 teaspoons cumin powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste

Ghee, as necessary

2 brown cardamom

3 cardamom pods/seeds

1-inch cinnamon adhere

3 cloves

1 bay leaf

3 onions, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder

Coriander leaves, handful of sprigs, chopped for garnish


Include water to a pan. Incorporate the soaked kashmiri purple chillies and all the dry spices like cumin seeds, black cardamoms, inexperienced cardamoms, cinnamon adhere, cloves, bay leaf into the drinking water. Enable it boil and change off the flame when the dry purple chillies grow to be gentle. Enable it great a bit, retain the water and then grind the spices into a wonderful paste in a mixer grinder.

In a huge mixing bowl, insert mutton, yoghurt, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, a person tablespoon ginger garlic paste and the dry purple chilli paste which we organized in the beginning. Blend every little thing well and established aside to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour.

Warmth ghee in a pan. Increase onions and sauté until they turn mild brown in color. Add the remaining ginger garlic paste and sauté for a moment. Insert the marinated mutton to the onions and sauté on substantial heat for two to a few minutes.

Insert the needed salt and water (which we retained from boiling the dry purple chillies) into the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and enable it cook dinner for 20 to 25 minutes. You can add additional water if you want a watery regularity.

After the mutton is cooked, gentle a piece of charcoal, spot it in a compact metal bowl and spot the bowl in the centre of the pan. Insert two to three cloves to the coal, pour some ghee and speedily cover the pan with a lid and established aside for two to a few minutes.

Take away the charcoal bowl, put the curry back on heat, include garam masala and give a speedy stir ahead of taking away from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves.

Satyapal Singh Rathore is head chef at Mr Basrai’s, Dundee Street, Edinburgh. For extra facts, stop by mrbasraiedinburgh.com

Scotch Egg

Scotch eggs are not exactly imagined of as haute cuisine. But this version, with panko breadcrumbs and curry mayonnaise, breathes new existence into an old favourite. Food items blogger Lucy Loves specialises in hearty home-cooking and her Scotch Egg recipe will unquestionably heat you up just after a wintry walk.

Lucy Loves’ Scotch Eggs (would make six eggs)-


6 eggs for hard boiling as well as 2 eggs for coating

450g to 500g sausagemeat or skinned sausages

Two tablespoons contemporary herbs, parsley or thyme are good, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons plain flour

150g breadcrumbs, panko would be fantastic

Vegetable oil for deep frying, approx 1 litre

(For the curry mayonnaise)

3 tablespoons superior mayonnaise

2 teaspoons mango chutney, a awesome spicy a person if you can get it

1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder

Leaves or parsley to garnish


Just take a medium sized saucepan and fill with drinking water. Deliver to the boil then insert the six eggs. Boil for accurately 6 minutes then acquire off the heat and operate beneath cold drinking water. Go away to neat prior to peeling then popping to a single facet.

Acquire a bowl and insert your sausage meat. Idea in the fresh new herbs and salt and pepper and combine effectively with your palms or a spoon. Divide the sausage meat into six about equal portions then flatten into a flat disc. Wrap this close to the egg, smoothing the sausage about the egg, creating certain there are no holes.

Repeat with the relaxation of the sausage and eggs. Serve with the curry mayonnaise as a dip.

The total recipe can be accessed at www.lucylovesuk.com/family-foods/scotch-eggs/