Under European law, only haddock smoked using specific traditional methods within a 5 mile radius of Arbroath can be called an Arbroath Smokie
What is an Arbroath Smokie?
The Arbroath Smokie is haddock, smoked over hardwood, using a specific process in and around the small fishing town of Arbroath in Angus. It is a truly Scottish delicacy which has received worldwide recognition for its unique flavour.
The fish are first salted overnight, then tied in pair using hemp twine and left overnight to dry. They are then hung over a triangular length of wood to smoke.
Arbroath Smokie Trail
The trail, produced by Taste of Angus, highlights eight restaurants and cafés throughout Arbroath which incorporate Smokies into their dishes, including the But ‘n’ Ben and Gordon's Restaurant. It also includes producers in Arbroath that sell authentic Smokies and recipe ideas such as Arbroath Smokie Cullen Skink and risotto.
The trail is part of a downloadable guide which features a detailed account of the Arbroath Smokie story, from its origins in the nearby fishing of Auchmithie, to its world-famous reputation today.