Spice up your traditional Christmas dishes with added haggis. If you’ve not tasted haggis before you are in for a real treat. A good haggis (we recommend Macsween) is one of life’s gastronomic treasures.
The traditional (lamb) version is a perfect balance of peppery spice and nutty oatmeal, while the vegetarian haggis is an equally delicious combination of fresh vegetables, mushrooms, pulses, oats, onions and seeds. Both are a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrates with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.
Traditionally, haggis is served on its own with turnips and potatoes – neeps and tatties – especially in January as part of Burns Night celebrations, but why wait until then?
Here are some of our family favourites recipes for Christmas…
As a canapé
- Vegetarian Haggis and Mustard Bites by Jacqueline Meldrum
Prepare these for family and friends this Christmas and you’ll never return to traditional sausage rolls.
- Breaded haggis balls
Another quick and easy finger food to prepare. Delicious served with a whisky sauce for dipping.
As an accompaniment
- Haggis Stuffing
Add a Scottish twist to your traditional turkey by stuffing it with haggis. The earthy flavours compliment the roast perfectly.
- Warm Veg Haggis Salad
For something a little different, or perhaps as part of your Boxing Day buffet, this warm veg salad has a depth of flavour not usually associated with greens.
Full recipe>> http://www.macsween.co.uk/recipes/warm-salad/
As a main course:
- Chicken Balmoral
Chicken breast, stuffed with haggis, and wrapped in bacon is a delicious alternative to the traditional Christmas roast, and it is much quicker to prepare.
- Shepherd Pie
Using traditional or vegetarian haggis instead of the traditional lamb mince is a simple way to add a rich, depth of flavour to a family favourite. Pop into the oven to warm up as you go for a walk with family on Christmas or Boxing Day.
As a dessert
Only kidding, but if you have favourite haggis recipes we’d love to hear them.
Lee and the Haggis UK team