I love stovies. It is a very popular Scottish dish at home, cafe and restaurants across Scotland. It is a very simple, healthy and easy to prepare dish. It’s basically made from leftover roasts, drippings etc and always contain potatoes and onions. You actually don’t need a fixed recipe to cook this. I first had it during a festival called Robert Burn’s Night. It was served with oat cakes and I really liked it.
I still had some Kestrel potatoes from Scotty Brand and thought it perfect for making stovies. I didn’t have any roast but I had fried Wild Alaskan Salmon. I thought adding that would be excellent. I made it for dinner yesterday and my family liked it very much. It is simple and healthy. Besides that, it’s very easy to prepare.
Ooops…forgot to explain. Thanks very much to Arthur and Faith for pointing it out in the comment box. That piece of food next to the stovies in the picture above is fish fillet, well marinated with lemon and herbs. It’s very delicious. You can get that from Costco. It’s sold in the frozen section…..9 pieces in a box. It’s very convenient to use. Just bake from frozen.
The Wild Alaskan Salmon fry was very simple and easy to prepare. I bought a whole wild Alaskan salmon last week. I scrap off the meat and fry it with some ginger and garlic. Then just season with salt, pepper and some soya sauce. It goes very well with rice. But here, I used it for the stovies. You can also use leftover mince, roast or sausages.
Here’s my simple recipe for Salmon Stovies.
1 big onion (peeled and diced)
1/2 whole garlic (peeled and minced)
Heat up a few tablespoons of oil in a pot. Add the onions and garlic and fry until fragrant.
1 carrot (peeled and grated)
3 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
3 spring onions (chopped)
Add carrot and potatoes to the onion mixture above. Add about 1 cup of water and boil until the potatoes are soft. Add more water if need to.
Add chopped spring onions, salt, pepper and some soya sauce to taste. Mash it up while still hot. I love the mash to be more chunky so that you still get the bite. Mash longer if you want it more fine. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
Add the fried salmon. Add more if you like more. I must have added about 1-2 cups. Mix it up and serve hot.
See how beautiful the salmon stovies look? You can have this as a meal on its own, especially for a light lunch or even as a starter with some plain biscuits or melba toast.
Kestrel potatoes is a good type of potato to use for stovies. The texture and taste makes a lot of difference. You can get this potato in all the major supermarkets here. I used it to make chicken curry the other day. It was really delicious. For a very simple and quick chicken curry to make at home, please click Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy.
Hope you are having much fun cooking and baking at home. Week end is coming up. What about cooking something special for your family? Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated and it doesn’t need to break your pocket. Just have fun in the kitchen and I will see you in my next post…..soon……BIG smile!
Other salmon recipes that you may be interested in:
Baked Salmon And Noodles
Healthy Salmon Salad
Spicy Salmon Fillets
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Salmon And Asparagus Stir Fry
Salmon In Hot Sambal Sauce
Healthy Miso Wild Alaskan Salmon
Homemade Salted Salmon And Vegetables Stir Fry
Homemade Salted Salmon With Fried Rice And Rice Noodle Soup
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