If you didn't know this was a food, you might be mistaken for thinking it's the name of an obscure, slinky, river mammal. Originating in Scotland, Cullen skink is a creamy soup, made by simmering smoked fish (traditionally haddock, but other types have been used) with potatoes, leeks, milk and onions. It's named after the coastal town that created it — Cullen, in Moray. The word 'skink' has been attributed to the Gaelic word for 'essence' or 'soup'.
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