Earlier this year Stewart MacLachlan, our very talented head chef, spent a day at Lochaber High School demonstrating some fantastic, simple seafood dishes to local school children. The “Seafood in Schools” group activity was offered in an attempt to educate primary 7 children from all of our local schools along with the high school 1st year pupils about the variety and availability of seafood sourced locally here on the West Coast of Scotland.
The pupils were very interested in the practical aspect of the fish cookery demonstration. Most were brave enough to taste, some were very enthusiastic indeed and a few were aficionados!
Here is one recipe which Stewart produced in a matter of minutes – you could try it yourself at home and get the whole family to help:
Salmon pasta with parmesan cream
Scottish farmed salmon from Shetland
400g penne pasta
300ml fish stock (cubes will do)
200ml double cream
250g fresh cubed Salmon
½ cup grated parmesan
50g chopped spinach
Sprig chopped dill
- Bring a large pot of water to boil and put in pasta
- In a medium pot put in fish stock and cream
- Bring to the boil for a minute and add the cubed salmon
- Add parmesan and turn down to low heat
- When the pasta is just about ready add chopped spinach and dill to the cream mix
- Drain the pasta and also add this to the creamy Salmon mix
- Stir a couple of times and serve
And there you have it – a very simple yet incredibly tasty and healthy meal for all the family to enjoy!