Our favourite smoked fish recipes

smoked fish recipes

Smoked fish has been around for many years and may well date back to stone age times, when people living by the sea, lakes or rivers would have ample opportunities to catch fish and find it convenient to smoke them as a means of preservation. However, these days with modern ways of preserving food, smoked fish is simply enjoyed for its exquisite taste and incredible versatility. 

Not only is smoked fish absolutely delicious, but it’s also really healthy too. That’s why it’s one of our favourite types of fish! Smoked fish is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which makes it highly beneficial to our heart health, helping to reduce inflammation, manage heart rhythm and lower triglycerides in our blood fats.

Smoked fish is also incredibly easy to prepare and eat. Once the raw fish has been cured and smoked, it is ready to eat and doesn’t have to be cooked in advance. This makes it perfect for picnics or quick bites. Plus, it has a longer lifespan than unsmoked fish.

With that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our favourite smoked fish recipes to give you some quality inspo for your next creative dish!

Smoked Haddock With Poached Egg And Hollandaise Sauce

This recipe takes the traditional ham or salmon eggs benedict dish and gives it a slight twist with the inclusion of smoked haddock. This is the perfect hearty weekend breakfast or brunch dish to set you up for a long walk on a crisp, cold day. The most intricate part is the hollandaise sauce but the whole thing takes less than 30 minutes! 

Smoked Salmon Terrine

We love this dish because you get to enjoy two completely different styles of smoked salmon – thin slices of cold-smoked salmon and the meatier hot-smoked salmon. This recipe has the appearance of ultimate decadence and luxury but in reality, it only takes you 45 minutes to prepare. This smoked salmon terrine would make an ideal starter or appetiser over Christmas but remember, while it takes less than an hour to make, you need to prepare it at least six hours before serving.

Smoked Salmon And Dill Frittata

You can whip up this easy but delicious and hearty frittata as a midweek lunch or dinner. It’s super healthy but incredibly filling and you can serve it up with whatever vegetables or salad you have in the fridge. One of our favourite herbs to pair with salmon is dill and the slight liquorice taste really elevates the salmon.

Smoked Haddock Rarebit

Try this new take on cheesy Welsh rarebit with flaky smoked haddock and tender spinach for an easy dinner idea. Not only is it incredibly scrumptious and filling, but it’s also super healthy and is a good source of vitamin B6 which we need to keep our brain, nervous system and immune system healthy. The best bit? The whole dish takes less than 20 minutes to make!