Representing & Supporting Shetland’s Fishermen

Free fishy tasters at UHA food event
January 25th 2024

Free smoked haddock mac n cheese tasters with a Spanish twist will be available courtesy of Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) at the Up Helly Aa food and drink market.

A demonstration of how to fillet a haddock will also be held before SFA executive officer Sheila Keith cooks a herb crusted haddock and red Thai fish curry at the event in Mareel on Monday 29th January organised by Taste of Shetland.

Sheila Keith, SFA executive officer, will be doing a cooking demo.

In addition, if you haven’t got one already copies of the Shetland Fishermen Yearbook 2024 which features all the news, views and essential information about the isles’ leading industry, will be available to buy.

The SFA and Taste of Shetland collaborated last year to revamp the Shetland Seafood Provenance Scheme which allows people to find out where to source top quality locally produced seafood.

Sheila said: "If you are looking for a bit of warmth and a taste of Shetland’s fine seafood flavours the day before Up Helly Aa day come along to Mareel and savour what we have to offer, and learn a bit about cooking with seafood – the ultimate, and most healthy, fast food – into the bargain."

“It’s important to understand that buying local fish and produce can decrease our individual carbon footprints. Food produced in Shetland and sourced from its surrounding waters has a significantly lower carbon footprint as it is processed and packaged close to where it is sold and consumed.”