Haggis recipes worth trying at Christmas

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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.

Full recipe>> http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/veggie-haggis-and-mustard-bites-recipe

 

  • Breaded haggis balls

Another quick and easy finger food to prepare. Delicious served with a whisky sauce for dipping.

Full recipe>>https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/778637/breaded-haggis-balls

 

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.

Full recipe>>http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/haggis-stuffed-turkey/

 

  • 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.

Full recipe>>https://blog.haggisuk.co.uk/2014/09/26/haggis-chicken-recipe/

 

  • 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.

Full recipe>> https://blog.haggisuk.co.uk/2014/04/15/shepherds-pie-with-haggis/

As a dessert

Only kidding, but if you have favourite haggis recipes we’d love to hear them.

 

Kind regards,

Lee and the Haggis UK team

 

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