Love it or loath it, haggis gets you talking. The thing is, as we move into 2015, the year of Scottish Food and Drink, haggis has moved forward too. Legendary haggis producers Macsween’s new range of haggis are bursting with fresh ingredients and tantalising flavours, and should now rightly be compared with popular modern ingredients like chorizo and salami.
Every year on or around January 25th, Scots and their friends —haggis lovers and “those-who-will-go-hungry” — sit down to a Burns Supper honouring the poet Rabbie Burns. At these suppers, revellers traditionally eat a chieftain haggis, recite lines of verse, drink drams of whisky, and generally have a good time. But there are always some at … Continue reading Burns Supper haggis recipes for the terrified
If you were asked to list as many of your favourite classic Scottish dishes as you could, what would come top? A random selection of Scots were asked the same question at the beginning of food blog Munchies eclectic Guide to Scotland, and all came out with the same answer. Haggis, haggis and more haggis
Sometimes it takes a little nudge from someone like you to remind us of the variety of ways to serve Scottish haggis. This time we owe our thanks to Stuart, who contacted us to say, “We were given one of your haggis by a friend and rather than eat it as a meal we put … Continue reading Chicken with haggis, Balmoral Chicken
We know what you’re thinking. What is it with the Scots need to deep fry anything that will stay still long enough to be dunked in batter? But this contemporary twist on haggis is great as a starter or a mid-week snack, and can be easily prepared at home. Haggis pakora combines traditional Scottish haggis ingredients with … Continue reading Haggis Pakora
If you’re looking for the truly authentic way of serving traditional haggis (and vegetarian haggis too), bashed neeps and tatties are a must. Be as fancy as you like in preparing your plate. Served in a tower is one way to impress your guests, but a generous scoop of each on a plate lines the … Continue reading How to cook haggis, Bashed Neeps and Tatties
A traditional shepherd’s pie uses lamb mince, a cottage pie beef, and we use haggis to add delicate spice and tummy filling oatmeal to this great dish. Use traditional Macsween haggis or the vegetarian haggis, if you prefer. Both add a wonderful depth of flavour. Perfect for Easter, or as a canny use of left overs after Burns' Supper, drizzle … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie with haggis