Breakfast Finnan Haddie with poached egg

A true Finnan Haddie is a split, whole gutted fish, not the mass-produced dyed boneless fillets. The delicate smoke gives it a wonderful flavour. It has a long association with the famous Scottish soup Cullen Skink, and is also poached in milk for breakfast and the main ingredient in kedgeree

Traditionally cold smoked over peat, from Aberdeenshire, where the name originates and popular across Scotland since at least 1640’s. It is salted and left to dry overnight prior to smoking. Due to the light smoke it has a relatively short shelf life

There are still few small independent smokers who follow the traditional method so ask when ordering. e.g. H S Murray, Inverkeithing
Finnan Haddie is on SF Ark of Taste