Scotland is a place that is full of traditions from the traditional ceilidh, Irn Bru and the many classic Scottish recipes from stovies, to a wee hot toddy . At Inspire Catering we only want to use the best produce and are proud to support Scottish suppliers. Having these partnerships allow us to create some inspiring dishes for you!
Scotland has many great recipes that we could cover, however, we have picked three nice and easy classics that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
We have selected three of our favourite classic Scottish recipes for you to try out! First up on the menu we have Cullen Skink!
Smoked haddock fillet
1 medium onion (chopped)
4 medium potatoes
20g unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the butter in a pot and add in the onion and fry until the onion is cooked through.
In the same pot add water and potatoes and cook until the potatoes are soft approximately 15 mins.
In a separate pot, cook the smoked haddock with the milk and spices/parsley. Cook for a few minutes, and then remove the haddock and set aside to cool down. Flake the fish into larger pieces then remove the bones and skin.
Lastly, add the milk that the fish was cooked in into the pot with the potatoes and onion. Cook for a few more minutes until the sauce turns creamy, and then add in the fish.
Season with salt and pepper then serve with crusty bread!
The next recipe on our Scottish classics is Cranachan to add a little sweetness into your day!
2 cups of raspberries
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp whisky
350ml double cream
Firstly toast the oats in a pan or oven, ensuring that you do not overcook and burn, and put them aside to cool.
Secondly, crush the raspberries in a bowl and set aside with a few full raspberries for garnishing at the end.
Whip the cream to stiff peaks, add the honey and whisky to taste a little bit at a time, and then mix in the oats.
Lastly, take your glasses and start to layer the raspberries and cream mixture, ending with the cream, on the top. Sprinkle the remainder of the oats on top with a few raspberries.
The final step is to tuck into your snack or pop in the fridge for later!
There is nothing better than a wee dram to finish off your day, so to finish off our Scottish classics we have went with a wee hot toddy. The perfect drink to sooth a sore throat or as a drink before you head off to bed!
1 cup of water
1 tea bag or green tea
1 tablespoon of honey
1 ½ ounce of brandy, whisky or rum
1 tbsp lemon juice
Lemon wedge to garnish
Boil the kettle then add in your tea bag and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes. While the tea is brewing heat your mug or glass by putting boiling water in them and sit.
Once the glass is warm, discard the water and pour the honey into the bottom of the mug/glass and add the liquor and lemon juice. Then fill with the tea and stir to mix in the honey.
Add in a wedge of lemon then sit back, relax and enjoy your hot toddy!
If you enjoyed our classic Scottish recipes blog, make sure to check out our previous blogs and check in for upcoming new inspiring recipes!