Monday, 28 October 2013

Random Local Ingredient - Smoked Haddock With Lentils.

I think, of all the wonderful produce from near my home in Aberdeenshire, haddock is one of my favourites.  It is a wonderful meaty fish and makes the perfect fish supper.  Smoked haddock is also the main ingredient of my favourite soup - Cullen Skink. I like my Cullen Skink to be nothing more than onions, potatoes, smoked haddock and cream.

It was easy, then, to choose haddock when Dom asked us to choose a local ingredient for this month's Random Recipe.  I then turned to my new Nigel Slater book - Eat and looked for haddock recipes.  Sure enough, here was this recipe just sitting waiting for me.  A very nourishing and filling meal for the family with plenty of goodness from the lentils but also the comforting creaminess of my beloved Cullen Skink.  This recipes showcases the beautiful, chunky, flakes of smoked haddock brilliantly.

Now I have done the basic recipe from the book, I will be playing about with this and making up my own variations.  Easy, healthy mid-week meal.

I will hopefully be back soon to talk about some more of the meals I have made from Eat recently.