Meaning of finnan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪnən/


(also finnan haddock)
mass noun
  • Haddock cured with the smoke of green wood, turf, or peat.

    ‘One fine and comforting dish that The Cellar has had on the menu for aeons is the omelette filled with creamy finnan haddock, which R ordered with the canny eye you'd expect from the former harbour master of Crail.’
    • ‘While fellow guests at table 10 relished warm finnan haddock and roast saddle of lamb, Simpson was growing hot under his tuxedo.’
    • ‘Alistair started off with west coast lobster bisque with white wine, saffron and cognac, while I went for the finnan haddock and lobster risotto with smoked salmon cream and poached egg.’
    • ‘But, then, virtually everything is to be found on the menu of Red Onion: it's an A-Z road map of the edible world, from nasi goreng to finnan haddie.’
    • ‘I have two finnan haddie fillets in my freezer, left over from a shipment I received last year and I hope to try and recreate this dish with it, at home, soon.’


Early 18th century alteration of Findon, the name of a fishing village near Aberdeen in Scotland, but sometimes confused with the Scottish river and village of Findhorn.