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- A list of Scotland's top foods could also have included Cullen skink, Arbroath smokies, West Coast scallops, langoustines, herring and Ayrshire potatoes.
- Graeme's Cullen skink had large pieces of haddock cluttering up the bowl like enormous fishy icebergs - and there was no sign of that old trick of letting potatoes hog the limelight - while the sauce was creamy without lacking taste.
From the name of Cullen, a village on the Moray Firth in NE Scotland, + Scots skink 'soup made from shin of beef', probably from Middle Low German Schinke 'ham'.
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