Scottish Chicken – Transformed

Scotland has two species of chicken that are thought to originate here. The Scots Dumpy on the right and the Scots Grey on the left. Scots Grey chicken is a very old breed. It is a dual purpose chicken originating in Scotland. Scots Grey chicken has been bred for more than two hundred years in…

Salt Cod transformed Jamaica Style

The Jamaicans have created a lovely tasty breakfast with this dish. Ackee is a fruit from a large tree and is poisonous if eaten unripe. So its best to buy tinned ackee available from most supermarkets that carry international foods. They are expensive around £4.50 a tin but the consistency and taste cannot be duplicated….

Scotland’s Finest Fish Transformed

Scotland is justifiably famous for its lovely fresh fish. Despite this the sad truth is that most Scottish homes eat fried haddock once a week. I have spoken to several village and town fishmongers and asked them about the limited fish choices on display, and they say (and we can’t blame them) we tried, we…

Salt Cod Brunch

Salted Cod is a very old Scottish tradition dating back to the Vikings. There is a great company in the Shetland Isles making the finest quality salted cod, and I urge you to try and use this truly great food.  Before fridges this kind of food was a staple in Scotland and it deserves to…

Salt Cod – Transformed

A Caribbean Twist TRANSFORMS Finest Scottish salt cod Around 800AD Scotland was invaded by the Vikings. In fact they owned some of the offshore islands for many years. One of their imports was the idea of salting meat and fish to preserve it. The wonderful Shetland Salt Fish company – LINK  keeps up this tradition…

Why This Blog?

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton This blog is intended to show that Scottish ingredients are capable of being redefined or TRANSFORMED into new tastes and flavours. Our background is the Caribbean where flavour bursts from every seam. We moved to Scotland in 2008…

Scottish Kippers – Transformed

Kippers, Caribbean style. Transforming Scotland Food one recipe at a time – Scotland smokes some very tasty kippers. Our fishmonger Clarks in Musselburgh LINK makes their own, but there are famous smokers at Craster down the Northumberland Coast and in Fife.  Craster even has its own eponymous URL LINK . Most people just boil or…