Enjoy a Feast of Hebridean Seafood

| December 1, 2014

At InsiderScotland we are big fans of seafood so we were delighted when we were sent a hamper by the Hebridean Food Company, with lobster, smoked fish and crab claws fresh from the Outer Hebrides.

The Hebridean Food Company

The Hebridean Food Company was started in February 2014 by Douglas Stewart, a lobster fisherman’s son from the Isle of North Uist. He had become frustrated (as we are too) at seeing all the best of the local Scottish catch being spirited off to be savoured on the fine dining tables of Paris and Milan.

In his own words: “Seeing all this great shellfish get shipped straight to the continent was something I couldn’t fathom. Why there wasn’t more of it being eaten within our shores? So one of my biggest aims of going into business is to make shellfish more readily accessible to the Scottish public.”

Douglas set about trying to secure the best produce of the isles around him so that people all around the UK could enjoy the maritime delights delivered straight to their door. And he has certainly succeeded. Our hamper included the likes of a plump lobster from the chill waters around the isles, a flurry of white crab claws and delicious peat-smoked salmon that melted in the mouth.


Lobster (c) Robin McKelvie

The Hebridean Food Company have three hampers to choose from. Each option is delivered in a beautiful wicker hamper. They can deliver anywhere in the UK for £7.95 per order:

Hebridean Supper hamper – £38
1 North Uist lobster (cooked)
White crab cocktail claws (200g)
Hand-picked white crab meat (100g)
1 gourmet sauce (250g)

Hebridean Party hamper – £52
12 Hebridean oysters
75cl bottle of Piper-Heidsieck champagne

Hebridean Feast hamper – £76
2 North Uist lobsters (cooked)
White crab cocktail claws (200g)
Hand-picked white crab meat (100g)
4 gourmet sauces (one of each, 250g each)
Peat-smoked roasted salmon (200g)
Bradan is Gruth (Highland cheese with peat-smoked salmon, 140g)
Peat-smoked scallops (100g)

The Hebridean Food CompanyHigh Quality Fresh Seafood

If you enjoy fresh, proper seafood then you will enjoy a seafood hamper from The Hebridean Food Company as much as we did. They also appear at farmer’s markets in the likes of Perth, Stirling and Haddington. They are a company we are expecting big things from and if they keep up the high quality of their island seafood they will no doubt succeed.

To get more information and to place an order go to www.hebrideanfoodcompany.co.uk.


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