Five island-inspired recipes from Scotland's top chefs

Published 11th May 2015
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

From scallops to snails, crab to cheese, the Scottish islands are a veritable larder of perfect produce, and an infinite source of inspiration for the country's top restaurants.

If you're thinking of visiting Scotland's islands this summer feast your eyes on these recipes below designed to give you a taste of the produce available.

Follow their lead, and their recipes, to bring the flavours of the isles into your home. Scotland's best chefs show you how...

Fred Berkmiller, L'escargot bleue and L'escargot blanc

• Tartine d’escargots de Barra a l’ail et persil

Roy Brett, Ondine

• Baked brown crab with Mull Cheddar

• Mattia Camorani, G&V Royal Mile Hotel

• Pan-fried scallops with carrots, cucumber salad, and lemon sauce

David Haetzman, Kyloe and The Huxley

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• The Huxley Burger

Neil Forbes, Café St Honoré

• Arran blue cheese and caramelised onion tart with Arran mustard dressing


Has the above whetted your appetite? You can plan your cullinary tour of Scotland's islands on ferry operator CalMac's website 

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