Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Waffles

After a trip to the North of Scotland to visit Sutherland’s of Portsoy and Glenglassaugh Distillery, I returned with a packet of Glenglassaugh Torfa whisky smoked salmon.  It was my turn for sunday breakfast making, so I thought it was time for waffles and posh ones at that!

Glenglassaugh whisky Scottish Smoked Salmon
Sutherlands of Portsoy have partnered up with nearby distillery, Glenglassaugh, to produce salmon smoked in a traditional kilnhouse over whisky barrel shavings from Glenglassaugh, before being infused with the distilleries only peated expression – Torfa Single Malt. The whisky taste isn’t too strong, enough to notice but not overpower.

sutherands of portsoy and glenglassaugh smoked salmon


250g flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
350ml milk
70ml of sour cream, plus more for serving
1 (heaped) tablespoon capers, drained.
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
Sliced smoked salmon


Preheat a waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Form a well in the centre and add the eggs, milk and sour cream.
Whisk together the wet ingredients incorporating the dry ingredients.
Add the capers and chives.
Mix well.
Cook until golden brown.
Top the waffle with a few slices of smoked salmon, a dollop of the sour cream and some chives or dill.

sutherands of portsoy and glenglassaugh smoked salmon




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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