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The Seafood Trail is delighted to bring you regular recipes from Christopher Trotter, Food Ambassador. Christopher is a passionate advocate for seasonal fresh Scottish food and his recipes for The Seafood Trail bring together delicious seafood from Scottish waters and fresh, seasonal vegetables.
As Christopher told us “Scottish seafood is among the finest in the world, the quality and variety are unsurpassed, so visit these wonderful individual establishments in the trail and then try a recipe or two at home.”
Christopher was trained at the Savoy in London and has worked in two Michelin starred establishments as head chef in one. Having been inspired by Scottish produce running an hotel in Argyll for 6 years, his food consultancy business takes him all over Scotland.
He has written over 8 cookery books three on Scottish cooking and tradition. His most recent has been two “whole animal cooking” books “The Whole Hog and “The Whole Cow” published by Pavilion. He organises food based festivals and demonstrations and provides cooking classes for individuals and team building sessions for business. He is a sought after commentator on radio and after dinner speaker. Christopher also provides Food Tours all over Scotland. He has recently self published a series of little vegetable books the latest of which is “Kale”.
Find our more about Christopher Trotter here>
When we asked Christopher about his approach to his recipes he explained "When I create a recipe I like to consider the reader and bring them into the story, the ingredients should be easily available or alternatives suggested. When I write for magazines etc. the season is paramount. It’s important to me that we look around us to see what is available and then decide what to cook, Fresh, local and in season locally is my mantra, but above all I want people to think 'that sounds good I’ll have a go at that'."