Wednesday 15 March 2017
A Kitchen Trip North Of The Border
Sorry I haven't been anywhere just in the kitchen, I am sure I mentioned before my family roots are in Scotland we moved away when I was tot, I was brought up with Scottish food and traditions, my parents were loyal to there heritage.
There are lots of Scottish meals I enjoy and none more so than Haggis, before we moved here,there was a local butcher who stocked many Scottish cuts and dishes and I would buy Haggis from him, but here in Wales I have come across no such thing.
I miss it and thought it was time I had a go a making some.
I bought a Haggis seasoning mix along with casings when I order some sausage casings
It came with a recipe suggestion, the suggestion was 1kg of lamb liver heart and pluck or 1kg of lamb of mutton, I had liver in the freezer and minced it with some lamb breast
600g of beef suet
And the seasoning oatmeal mix
All mixed together with 1lt of liquid
The casings were soaked for a few hours in tepid water
The casings were filled and tied,
The first three in the pan cooking one and half hours in water at 80c
Another three waiting to go, they weigh about 1.5lbs each
Once cooked and cooled they will keep for several weeks in the fridge or can be frozen.
There was some of the mixture left over I dry fried it and had it for dinner
It tasted just like Haggis 👍
On Monday I picked a big bunch of Purple Sprouting Broccoli
It was cooked up using the Broccoli and Bacon Recipe from this book
This book was recommended to me, it has lots of great seasonal recipes, I got mine off Amazon for 1p plus p&p
If you like cooking seasonal food I highly recommend it.