Just as the kipper salmon are bred upriver but must swim to the sea before they can truly be called salmon, so the sins breed in the ear, the eye, and other parts of the body, but only become mortal sins when they reach the heart.
I actually think the offer of a kipper was just a bluff, and doubt that the ‘chef’ in those guest houses would've been able to scramble an egg.
The spent or kipper salmon was long and lean, showing an immense head, spotted all over with black and brown spots.
The best kippers start with the best herring, freshly caught in the cold waters of the Atlantic or North Sea.
At Craster you can taste the famous oak-smoked kippers , and buy freshly caught fish.
I ate kippers and scrambled eggs, and watched a blind man make jewellery boxes while the waitresses fussed over his dog.
We have a fantastic tradition of smoking fish in this country, and kippers are arguably one of our finest creations.
Decent dietary sources of vitamin D to include in the diet include kippers , mackerel, sardines and salmon.
Parsley sauce isn't right with the kippers so I make a dill mayonnaise instead, or sometimes serve them with just a squeeze of lemon and a generous helping of greens.
Breakfast is positively Scottish - porridge (with a wee dram if you like), kippers and haddock are all available, and there's usually a chef's special surprise as well.