It is hard to find good old Scottish kippers here in Halls Creek. I must make a note to see if I can find some in Kununurra next trip. We do, however, have the John West canned variety. I tried grilling them with a nob of butter in the traditional way, and was dissatisfied with the result. Pretty bland. It occurred to me that a lot of the flavour must go out with the brine in the can.
So, I tried this. And it worked. Perhaps not quite as brilliant as the real thing, but a pleasant reminder of it. Much better than microwaving or grilling alone.
All I did was add the entire contents of the tin, liquid and all, along with a nob of butter, to a small pan and bring it to a boil. I then turned down the heat and let it simmer away until the pan was dry. Then remove the kippers before they catch in the pan.
Served on toast made from my home-made bread.
The original meaning of “sophisticated” referred to something made into something it was not. For example, a fox fur or mink coat actually made from rabbit, or some lesser creature.