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Friday, 13 February 2009

Arbroath Smokies

What could be nicer for those of you who like to eat fish on Friday's?



The Arbroath Smokie originally came from the small fishing village of Auchmithie, 3 miles North-East of Arbroath. Local legend has it that a store caught fire one night, destroying barrels of Haddock preserved in salt. The following morning, the people of Auchmithie came to clean up the ruin and found some of the barrels had caught fire, cooking the Haddock inside. Further inspections revealed the Haddock was edible and quite tasty.

2 comments:

JoannaB said...

We used to visit Arbroath and my older sister stayed there for a bit when she was helping my mother out in the cafe.

Peter Simpson said...

My 82 year old step-father told me that he used to love Arbroath Smokies! My posting has whetted his appetite, and he is trying to find a supply in West Yorkshire.