Finnan Haddie is a very popular dish in Scandinavian and Finnish cooking, especially during the holiday season. The truth is, it was actually first made by the Scottish in the seventeenth century. Finnan haddie is a piece of raw fish, usually haddock or cod , that is cold smoked ,only slightly, to give the raw fish a smoky flavor. When this is done it takes on a golden brown color on the outside with a white middle. It has a rich smoky flavor and is low in fat. The traditional way to cook finnan haddie is to poach it in milk but it can also be baked or steamed.