The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. Each week this blog will show a different Scots or Gaelic word with its English equivalent. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!
Linda Gilmore Sutherland
CULLEN SKINK 23/01/2017
by Linda - 01:01 on 23 January 2017
CULLEN SKINK = SMOKED FISH SOUP
This is a satifying and tasty creamy soup made from smoked haddock (finnan haddie), potatoes and onions. My mouth is watering just to think of it! 'Cullen' refers to a Banff coastal fishing town on the Moray Firth. 'Skink' rather more prosaically gives a nod to a stock make from the shin of an animal, and is not strictly the case for Cullen Skink where the stock is of fish origin.
You can find a recipe (and a fulsome description) by following this link.