Cullen Skink (Scottish Smoked Fish Chowder)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

In Scotland, this smoky chowder is a popular comfort food, keeping bellies warm and filled through the chilly winter months. It relies on a smoked fish called finnan haddie, which is a type of smoked haddock. The real deal can be ordered online and is an incredibly delicious product that’s worth trying. But, with some specialty gear, you can also cold-smoke your own fish at home, whether haddock or another white-fleshed fish like cod or halibut. Aside from that, the soup is almost too easy to make—just poach the fish, sauté some onions, and cook potatoes into it, mashing them at the end for a thick, rustic texture.

Published at Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:55:22 +0000