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Lochaber Seafood in Schools Workshop

Thursday 11th Jul 2013

Earlier this year Stewart MacLachlan, our very talented head chef, spent a day at Lochaber High School demonstrating some fantastic, simple seafood130502 Stewart's Demo 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

Serves: 2


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!

Let us know how you get on with the recipe by leaving a comment below – or email any photos of your culinary delights to us so we can share them on our blog and on our Facebook page!


Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Monday 8th Jul 2013

TripAdvisorWe are delighted to have received this prestigious award for Crannog Restaurant for 2013.

Thank you to all our guests for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor as this award is the result of consistently great reviews from people like you! We are delighted that so many of our guests are passionate about their food and have enjoyed Crannog Restaurant so much.

“5 Star Rating, 5 Star Experience”

‘This restaurant is as good as it gets: location to die for, cosy ambience, very attentive and pleasant staff and the food is the real deal. Seafood choice (and other choices) second to none and dishes virtually jumping from Loch to Plate! Original owner/management still retain the winning formula. Unmissable if visiting Fort William.’

Reviewed 15 June 2013

Leave a comment below with your Crannog experience, or follow this link to post a review or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor. We look forward to hearing from you!


Welcome to our very first blog post!

Thursday 4th Jul 2013

Thank you for visiting our blog.

Crannog Restaurant and CruisesHere we will keep you up to date with all that’s going on at Crannog Restaurant and Cruises. Please feel free to contribute with any comments and ideas to keep us up to speed.

The blog posts will vary and are likely to include information about the restaurant including our staff, latest menus, recipes from our chefs, seafood and a bit about our history. This, along with cruising topics such as wildlife, the Jacobite Steam Train, living in Fort William – the Outdoor Capital of the UK – and skippering Souters Lass, are ideas we have started to compile. There is plenty to blog about in relation to this family friendly all-weather activity.

We would be delighted for you to send us any photos, tell us any unusual sightings you have seen from Souters Lass or about the amazing food you’ve tasted in our restaurant.

To give us your suggestions or feedback you can leave a comment below or email us on


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