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cullen skink recipe 3

Scottish Cullen Skink Recipe

Course Soup, starter


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 400 g medium potatoes about 2, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 250 g smoked haddock
  • 250 ml whole milk
  • ½ small bunch of parsley or chives finely chopped


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the onion and fry for 5-8 mins until soft.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and 300ml of water and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, put the haddock in another pan and cover with the milk.
  • Cook gently for 5 mins, or until just tender.
  • Remove the haddock from the milk and place on a plate to cool.
  • Keep the cooking milk aside.
  • Flake the haddock into chunks.
  • Put the reserved milk and flaked haddock in the pan with the potato mixture and cook for another 5 mins. Season and sprinkle over the parsley/chives to serve.
Keyword scottish, scottish food, soup, starter