Haggis Ingredients: Set of sheep’s heart, lungs and liver One beef bung 3 cups finely chopped suet One cup medium ground oatmeal 2 medium onions, finely chopped One cup beef stock One teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper One teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon mace
<ul><li>“ Foreigners cannot enjoy our food, I suppose, any more than we can enjoy theirs. It is not strange; for tastes are made, not born. I might glorify my bill of fare until I was tired; but after all, the Scotchman would shake his head and say, 'Where's your haggis?' and the Fijan would sigh and say, 'Where's your missionary?'” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910 </li></ul>
Scottish salmon Lemon Butter Baked Salmon, Tagliatelle and Parsley Ingredients: (Serves 4) 50g butter Finely grated rind and juice of one lemon Freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 x 175g salmon fillets, skinned 350g dried tagliatelle 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Grilled Scottish Salmon and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
How high can a salmon jump? The highest jump a salmon has been known to make in Scotland is a vertical one of 12ft (3.7m) at the Orrin Falls in Ross-shire. The height a salmon can achieve depends upon the relative depth of the water at the foot of the fall and the position of what is referred to in engineering terms as the "standing wave" or hydraulic jump.
Scottish Beef Ingredients: 6 x 8oz (225g) Fillet Steaks 500g (One pound) Wild Mushrooms Handful Tarragon leaves - remove stalks 8 - 10 medium Potatoes 1 bunch Asparagus 1 bunch Green Beans Mange Tout & Sugar Snaps - quantity as desired 4 Red Peppers 1 Shallot 1 clove Garlic Vegetable Stock 1 sprig Thyme (stalks removed) Butter Olive Oil Seasoning Scottish Beef Fillet with Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Mash, Green Vegetables & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Black Bun Ingredients for Pastry Case: 12 oz plain flour (3 cups) 3 oz lard (6 tablespoons) 3 oz butter or margarine (6 tablespoons) (Note that if you don't want to use lard, increase the butter/margarine by an equivalent amount) Pinch of salt Half teaspoon baking powder Cold water Ingredients for Filling: 1 lb seedless raisins (2¾ cups) 1 lb cleaned currants (2¾ cups 2 oz chopped, blanched almonds (Third of a cup) 2 oz chopped mixed peel (¼ cup) 6 oz plain flour (1½ cups) 3 oz soft brown sugar (Third of a cup) One level teaspoon ground allspice Half level teaspoon each of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder Generous pinch of black pepper One tablespoon brandy One large, beaten egg Milk to moisten
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.“ George Bernard Shaw