Tag Archives: smoked haddock


A Hindi dish of rice or lentils combined with meat or fish is known as khichri. As happened frequently at the time, the Victorian British in India came up with their own version of the dish and originally served it at breakfast so that, in the days before refrigerators, early morning-caught fish could be eaten […]

Smoked haddock pan haggerty

We’ve had pan haggerty on the menu in various guises for years. Traditionally, this Northumberland dish is vegetarian and simple to make by just baking together potatoes, onions and cheese with a touch of seasoning. Similar dishes exist in just about any country that has a history of eating potatoes including pommes Anna in France […]

Smoked haddock and egg pie with a cheesy topping

  Always a favourite on our menu, we find fish pie in any form is popular – even to those who profess not to like fish. When choosing the haddock, most fishmongers will have two sorts: one that’s slightly grey in comparison to fresh haddock as a result of the smoking and another that, as […]

Pearl barley kedgeree

This is an unusual version of the British Empire dish normally made with rice. I’m a great fan of barley. Give this a try for something a little different for a lunch or supper dish or, for what it was designed, breakfast. Serves four 100g of finely diced onion One level teaspoon of garam masala […]


Traditionally a breakfast dish from the days of the Empire, kedgeree makes a lovely tasty lunch or supper dish. If you’re passing the fish counter and pick up a bit of (preferably undyed) smoked haddock, apart from the fresh parsley (and I’ve usually got a pot of that growing on the windowsill), you’ve probably got […]