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Cold Smoked Beef Crostini

This recipe for Cold Smoked Beef Crostini has been reproduced courtesy of Rannoch Smokery -

Rannoch Smokery is a company which was born out of bad weather and has grown and developed on the strength of a family's passion and creative thinking. Leo Barclay started the company, now run by son Richard, in the 1980s following a bad winter which prevented him getting his deer cull to market. Being an entrepreneur he brined the meat he was unable to get to market in a bath tub before slowly smoking it in a home-made smoker in the back garden, creating the first ever Rannoch Smokery Smoked Venison.

Twenty One years on the family still produces its flagship smoked venison along with many other products including smoked pheasant, smoked chicken, smoked goose and smoked duck many of which have won Great Taste Awards, the seal of quality food and drink. The business' first customer was Harrods, and continues to be a customer to this day, along with Waitrose, Sainsbury's Tesco, Jenners, Gleneagles, delicatessens and mail order customers.

Rannoch Smokery is a dedicated meat and game smoker passionate about quality and producing the best smoked meats from the hills surrounding Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. Idylically situated at the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the shadow of the mystical Schiehallion Mountain (the fairy mountain of the Caledonians), Rannoch Smokery offers its customers a true flavour of romantic Scotland. Many of Rannoch Smokery's products are sourced locally including the red deer from the surrounding hills for their flagship Smoked Vension as well as lamb and beef from Aberdeenshire and Scottish smoked salmon to ensure the highest quality and taste.

Richard Barclay took over the reigns of the family business in 2000 and shares his father's captivating passion and drive to produce products of the highest quality and taste.

These crostini are an appetising mix of tender thin slices of finest Scotch beef and rich beetroot and orange chutney. They make quite a substantial delicious pre dinner canapé or as a starter with a salad garnish. They are easy to make and all the ingredients can be store cupboard or freezer, so you'll never be caught out again if unexpected guests turn up or people are hungrier than expected!

Cold Smoked Beef CrostiniIngredients for Cold Smoked Beef Crostini

1 baguette
Olive oil
Garlic clove, cut in half
Rannoch Smokery Beetroot and Orange Chutney
1 Avocado
Rannoch Smokery Cold Smoked Beef

How to make Cold Smoked Beef Crostini

  • Cut the baguette into slices.
  • Heat the oil in frying pan, add the sliced bread and cook on both sides, until golden brown.
  • Rub toasted bread with a cut side of garlic to give a subtle garlic flavour.
  • Spread Rannoch Smokery Beetroot and Orange Chutney liberally on toast, add a slice of avocado and top with half a slice of Rannoch Smokery Cold Smoked Beef and serve.


Rannoch Smokery products are available in Waitrose, Harrods, Selfridges, Valvona & Crolla, delis, farm shops, speciality food stores and on line at

Serves 4

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Published with permission of Rannoch Smokery