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Smoked Haddock, Potatoes, Bacon
Smoked haddock cooked with potatoes, bacon, cream and parsley.
Crab, Crumbs, Harissa
Little croquettes of crab and crumbs with harissa
Mussel, Coriander and Coconut Soup
An aromatic broth with mussels, mushrooms and coconut
Oysters, Pickled Grapes
Oysters with a sweet-sour pickle made with pink onions and green grapes
Mussels, fennel, cucumber
A crisp winter salad of fennel, cucumber and mussels
Cod Cheeks, Tomatoes, Pancetta
Cod cheeks, cooked with pancetta, tomatoes and thyme
Raw trout with cucumber, dill and pumpernickel
Crab, Fettuccine, Coriander
Crab with fettuccine, cream and coriander sauce
Haddock and Mushroom Pie
Haddock, mushrooms, cream sauce, mashed potato crust.
Arbroath Smokie Pilaf
A pilaf of Arbroath Smokie with dried fruits. Vine fruits work well with smoked fish.
Smoked Mackerel Remoulade
A potted spread of smoked mackerel and celeriac for eating on hot, crisp toast.
Smoked Cod and Spinach Risotto
A risotto of smoked co, and spinach. Gentle, homely flavours for a chilly winter's day.
Squid and Chorizo Couscous
Couscous with squid, mussels and chorizo. Warm grain and big flavours.
Grilled Squid, Toasted Crumbs
Squid, grilled, with toasted breadcrumbs, anchovy and orange
Potatoes with Anchovies and Dill
Crisp thin-sliced potatoes baked with marinated anchovies, capers and dill.
Tagliatelle with Spinach and Oysters
Tagliatelle, cooked with oysters, spinach, creme fraiche and Parmesan.
Oyster, Pork and Fennel Stew
A little stew of pork, fennel, new potatoes, creme fraiche and oysters.
Mussels with Tomato and Thyme
Mussels, steamed and shelled, with a thyme and tomato sauce
Scallops with Haggis
Scallops with swede mash and seasoning of roast haggis.
Sea Bass with Bacon and Kale
Sea bass, cooked in butter with crisp bacon or pancetta and young kale.
Trout Tartare with Apple and Yuzu
A delicate, refreshing fish dish for a first course. Raw trout with apple and yuzu.
Quick Tuna with Mashed Edamame
Grilled Tuna steak with a warming mash of edamame beans and wasabi.
Crumble Crust Fish Pie
A smoked fish and leek pie with a crumble crust with oats and Parmesan.
Crab and Prawn Lasagne
Richly warming, a little special, fragrant and complex. Gorgeous eating, layer after layer.