San Diego Scottish Highland Games

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

Haggis Timbale

Haggis Timbale

“S mairg a ni tarcuis air biadh” – meaning people who have contempt for food are generally considered as a fool. That’s why you all should love Scottish food, no matter whether it is a modern or traditional food item. Scotland’s affinity to their delicious cuisine can be witnessed in this recipe, named Haggis Timbale. If you look closely, you will find that most of the Scottish foods are based on the history as well as heritage but also on the landscape of the country. So, let’s learn how to make one of the best summer Scottish recipes at home.

Ingredients That You Will Need to Make This Item

·       Haggis from a reputed butcher

·       A few baking potatoes, 4 to 5 potatoes will be enough.

·       Cream and butter

·       Shallots, around 8.

·       Turnip

·       Salt and sugar

·       One sprig of thyme

·       Red wine, 200ml

·       Whisky, 10ml

·       Chicken stock, around 500ml

·       Port, around 80ml

Preparation Method

First, begin with scrubbing the potatoes. Once done, bake them properly at around 180-degree C. Remove the potatoes from the oven and then remove the potatoes’ flesh. Add them to the butter and cream and mix all the things properly.

Now, you need to perfectly peel and then dice the turnip. Cook it with salt water and then remove it from the water and pass the turnip through a potato ricer.

Follow the instructions offered by the butcher to buy haggis; consider the size. Take a metal ring and create the base with haggis and add mashed turnip and on the top, apply mashed potatoes. This will fill the ring.

Now, you need to heat this up. For that, put that into an oven for a few minutes. Now, let’s talk about creating the stock. For this, you need to mix the red wine, thyme, sugar, salt, and garlic. Simmer all the ingredients in a pan with the shallots. When properly cooked, you need to gently remove the tough outside layer from it.

Now prepare a whisky sauce using the chicken stock and cream. After that, you can add a little bit of whisky to give it a unique taste. That’s it. Your timbale of haggis is now ready to be served. You can serve the dish to your guests with two to four shallots with a glass of wine.

A Healthy Dish for All

In this dish, the main ingredient is haggis, which is a healthy option for you. This is created by combining sheep’s liver, lungs, and heart. These are properly minced together with oatmeal, spices, suet, onions, and other ingredients. Besides, sometimes, whisky, and high-quality vegetable or meat stocks are also used for this.

All the ingredients are then added to the animal’s stomach and then boiled gently. Well, it may not sound pleasant, but when you taste it, you will find it tastes divine. The dish is rich in minerals and vitamins and also works as a perfect source of protein. So, consuming this will help you to keep your cellular health in a better condition, and your muscle tissues will get repaired.

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