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Mother's Day Recipes From Brill-iant Scottish Bloggers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 : 4:21 PM

Here at Fishbox HQ we're looking forward to Mother's Day coming up on the 26th March, so we've asked a couple of our favourite Scottish bloggers what they'll be cooking their mums and grandmas for the big day. 

From Scottish classics to family favourites, here are their fin-tastic recipes - all made using our fresh, Scottish fish.

Olivia Halvorsen-Gordon - OH! Taste

Olivia fishing with her mum in Gabon, West Africa and her fish pie recipe.

Olivia says: "With a Norwegian father, and having been lucky enough to spend my childhood travelling the world, fishing has always been an enjoyable hobby for the family. 

Of course, fish pie was always a way for my mum to get me and my brother to eat our fish - the ‘fishy’ taste softened by the luxurious white sauce and fluffy mashed potato. 
These days, I love seafood - but fish pie is always a luxurious treat. I use leeks, peas dill and parsley to add a bit of colour and texture to the dish.
Growing up this pie was made with local barracuda and carangue, I now make it with sustainable, Scottish fish. The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!"

Find the recipe here:

OH! Taste's Fish Pie

You can find more from Olivia over at OH! Taste.

Graeme Taylor - A Scots Larder

Graeme with his mum and his Smoked Haddock and Scallop Chowder recipe

Find the recipes here: 

Smoked Haddock and Scallop Chowder

Sea Trout Fishcakes

Graeme says: For Mothers Day I’d cook my Mum something quintessentially Scottish, but add a bit of a twist. I can remember her cooking us chowder with smoked haddock, potatoes, and corn.

To make this special I’m adding scallops and also hot smoked paprika, feel free to use the sweet version if you’d prefer the flavour without the piquancy. 

If I’d been cooking for my Gran in days gone by then it would’ve been something simple, warming, and wholesome, as all the meals she cooked me were.

Some of my earliest food memories are of her ‘wee patties’, normally made with leftover tatties and tuna or tinned salmon, a typically thrifty Glasgow meal.

For this dish I’ve gone for my favourite fish, sea trout, in place of the tinned salmon but still bringing all those memories to life.

For more of Graeme's tasty recipes head on over to A Scots Larder.

Sophie - Fishbox HQ


Langoustines and scallops in sweet potato 'lan'guine 

Find the recipe here:

Langoustines with Sweet Potato Linguine

Sophie says: For Mother's Day I'll be revisiting a classic family favourite with langoustine linguine.

To make it a bit special I've added in some scallops, and I've also replaced egg pasta with summer-y sweet potatoes cooked in white wine as a little salutation to the coming spring!

Want more RECIPES? Here are some of our top ideas for a seal-iously good Mother's Day meal:

Monkfish wrapped in Pancetta with Petit Pois a la Francaise

Rarebit mussels

Mackerel Pate with Shony Seaweed

Scallops with Caramelised Apples and Black Pudding with a Balsamic Glaze

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

Anyone cooking this Mother's Day? Let us know what you'll be whipping up!

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