Local produce recipes to try on your Perthshire cottage break

Local produce recipes to try on your Perthshire cottage break

You’ve booked the perfect getaway, a cosy cottage in Highland Perthshire, but what are you going to eat during your stay?

We’ve got you covered. Here are three great recipes to try during your Perthshire cottage break using local produce.

Hot smoked salmon and dill spaghetti

A simple, yet delicious dish that is sure to go down a treat. Pop down to the Dunkeld Smokehouse to pick up some locally sourced hot smoked salmon.


  • 160g hot smoked salmon
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • 100g frozen peas
  • A small bunch of fresh dill
  • 3tbsp (rounded) crème fraiche


Flake the salmon into bite-size chunks and place in a bowl. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti and add the peas accordingly. Once the pasta is ready, chop the dill finely. Add around four tablespoons of the pasta water to a pan before draining. To the pan add the salmon, dill, crème fraiche, salt and plenty of ground black better and toss over a low heat. Add the pasta and peas, then you are ready

Haggis, neeps and tatties

The Scottish Deli in Dunkeld is home to McSween’s famous haggis which is just perfect for this traditional dish.


  • 500g haggis
  • 400g turnips (neeps)
  • 450g potatoes (tatties)
  • 30ml double cream
  • 50g unsalted butter


Cook the haggis in a large pan of boiling water according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, in separate pans, boil the turnip and potatoes in salted water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Once drained, return the veg to the pan and add half the butter and cream to each pan and mash. Remove the haggis when cooked, cut open and serve.


Okay, so maybe not for dinner, but this is the perfect snack later in the evening with a glass of wine.

Down at The Scottish Deli they have a great selection of locally produced cheeses, jams and oatcakes that will make your mouth water. Finish it off with a bottle of red from Dunkeld Wines Ltd.

If you’re looking for more local produce during your stay, there are loads of places in Dunkeld and Perth where you can get the ingredients to make your perfect eats. If you're lucky enough to be staying the first weekend of the month there is also a farmer’s market that takes place in Perth. It plays host to many locally sourced producers.


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