Burns Night falls on 25 January and, to help you celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday, we've selected some gorgeous Scottish recipes to get your feast off to a flying start.
The traditional Burns Night menu consists of three main components: haggis, neeps (mashed swede) and tatties (buttery mashed potatoes). For the purists, we’ve got an amazing traditional recipe to tickle your taste buds, but if you fancy trying something new, here are some awesome twists on the Scottish classics.
This take on haggis still uses those beautiful bits of offal that you’ll get in a traditional haggis, as well as the essential pinhead oats, but Jamie’s version is in the form of a shepherd’s pie. It’s completely delicious and uses all the bits a decent butcher will give you at a snip.
If committing to a whole haggis feels a bit daunting, ease yourself in with these cute haggis croquettes that are much easier to handle. Serve hot from the fryer with tomato chutney.
But if haggis really isn’t your thing, try out these gorgeous highland-inspired recipes…
Use haggis spices and a touch of marmalade to flavour lamb shanks, then slow cook, until tender and falling off the bone. Served on a bed of creamy barley, this is a highland-style dish of epic proportions.
If you want to go all out, this seafood supper of langoustines cooked in lemon pepper and butter is quick, delicious and seriously impressive
Use up leftovers from your Sunday roast and transform them into a rustic pot of Scotch broth and enjoy with a hunk of crusty bread
Rich black pudding and delicate scallops are a dreamy duo in this hearty winter salad.
For a taste of real home cooking, try a beautiful pie of delicious, tender and sumptuous venison topped with rich, golden flaky pastry.
Give moules marinière a Scottish twist with a shot of whisky and serve with lots of sourdough for dunking.
And to round things off, try this gorgeous twists on the classic Scottish cranachan