Cullen Skink

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

10 to 30 mins


Serves 2-4


Place the milk in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the haddock. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 8–10 minutes, or until the flesh of the fish turns opaque. Once poached, remove the haddock and set aside in a warm place. Reserve the milk.

Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and potato for 10 minutes. Add the vermouth and cook until reduced. Add the fish stock, cook until the volume has reduced by half and then add the cream and half of the reserved milk. Bring to the boil then carefully transfer to a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and dust the scallops in the curry powder. Sauté the scallops for 1½ minutes on each side or until just cooked.

Put the quails’ eggs and scallops in warmed soup bowls and pour in the blended stock mixture. Flake in the smoked haddock and garnish with the chives. Serve immediately.

Natural Smoked Haddock. Onions-Sauté, potato chunks, (10-15 mins-until soft)
Butter double cream, milk from the poached haddock pan, Add all to frying pan, add fish stock
Poach haddock in milk, bay leaf. Scallops add flour and curry powder.
Chives - chopped, lemon juice.
Blitz mixture. Pass through sieve . Fry scallops - 2/3 minutes.
Pour mixture into a bowl add quail eggs, scallops. chives
Cook time: 20-30 mins |
Cullen Skink
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