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Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary - Breakfast Smoked Haddock with Scrambled Eggs

Breakfast. They say it’s the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to make this meal nutritious and a source of slow-release carbohydrates and protein. It’ll keep you fueled until lunchtime, without that mid-morning slump that has us reaching for a snack. Why not start the day Scottish style, with some smoked haddock and eggs?

This recipe is remarkably simple to make – just wrap your undyed smoked haddock in foil, bake, scramble some eggs, stir in a bit of the flaked haddock and serve on hot buttered toast.

This week, from the 5th-12th of October, is Seafood Week, created to help inspire us to eat more fish. Search for the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook to see what people are sharing, and visit the Fish is the Dish website for information on the different species of fish and recipe inspiration. They’ve also got some fab giveaways to win £250 worth of supermarket vouchers and 50 Seafood Week Bundles!

Benefits of eating seafood
Fish a quick and easy convenient choice to feed the whole family, and eating seafood has some great health benefits. A true superfood, seafood is extremely healthy and the recommended guidance from the government is to eat fish twice a week as part of a balanced lifestyle. Plus, it’s an incredibly versatile ingredient – and it tastes fab! There are over 100 species of fish to choose from, so there’s something for every palate.

Eating two portions of fish per week:

  • May lower risk of heart attack, heart disease, cholesterol, stroke, depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s
  • Increases levels of omega-3 in your body, which can lead to healthy skin, hair, nails and improves sleep
  • Can boost your mood and maintains brain function

Seafish Peerie stage at the Shetland Food Fair
Last weekend saw the annual Shetland Food Fair, and two of my children teamed up to do a cookery demonstration on the new Peerie Stage, sponsored by Seafish. They prepared and served scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with tomatoes, and (although I’m a bit biased) I think they did a rather fantastic job of it! So proud. 

My daughter helps me with my cooking videos these days. She helped prepare this breakfast smoked haddock recipe (those are her hands you see in the video), and she really does love cracking those eggs. She’s secretly learning how to cook too, while she helps me, so it’s win-win.

This is the first seafood recipe I will be sharing this Seafood Week. Watch this space for the second one, coming soon! For some more quick fish recipes, check out the Fish is the Dish website. Alternatively, find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Elizabeth 's Kitchen is about recipes, travel & adventure from the wild and remote Shetland Islands.