Lovely Lucy Conway from the pioneering green island of Eigg has sent us this film of ingenious ‘salt-fishing’ for spoots – razorfish. For most of the year the razorfish (or “spoots”) lie in sandy shellfish beds below the tideline, but with the spring tides the sea goes out so far that for an hour or two the stretches of “spoot beds” are uncovered. This amazing film shows Eigg islanders taking advantage of “spoot ebbs”. These can be eaten raw or grilled in butter and garlic or with a glug of olive oil and paprika into a frying pan, get it hot add some white wine then throw in the spoots until they open…

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  • helen drake February 18, 2011 at 11:32

    Read about ‘spoots’ from an Orkney couchsurfer -now I know what they are.
    What a great film , thanks -and the wellies are very ..yellow.

  • mary macmaster June 26, 2010 at 12:47

    Tasha this is brilliant! xxxx