Whenever you travel, other than the sights, it is usually the food you’re after as well. It’s great that then that Scotland is a place rich in delightful treats and unique recipes. Today, we take a look at the three things you simply must eat while you’re in Scotland.
You’ve probably heard of this traditional Scottish meal. It’s a sort of pudding that contains different part of a sheep. Specifically: the heart, liver, and lungs. It is usually minced with onion, oatmeal, spices, and then placed within a sheep’s stomach sac. If the concept of the sheep’s sac turns you off, don’t worry. There are now artificial casings that are used. Traditionally, it is served with another Scottish staple: Neeps and Tatties.
It’s actually illegal to import into the USA. So if you ever find yourself in Scotland, be sure to taste it!
Scotland is best known for their chilly weather. When it’s gets cold, a usual item in the menu that people turn to would be hot soup! One of their traditional soups is called the Cullen Skink.
It is a thick soup which comprises of smoked haddock and a mix of veggies. It’s so good that it is usually what you come to expect as the appetizer at formal Scottish dinners. It continues to enjoy popularity in everyday homes all across northeast Scotland. There are a lot of variations of this soup available. The most popular one adds cream or milk instead of water. Bread goes well with this traditional soup.
Also commonly referred to as ‘mutton pie’, this traditional Scottish fare is a small pie. It is traditionally made with a double-crust and filled with minced mutton or other variety of meat.
What makes it so delish is the fact that it is often spiced with a variety of pepper and spices. The meat and the mix of spices are made to simmer inside the pastry shell. While the traditional variation of this pie contains an all meat fix, there are other additions to modern variations.
These are only a few of what any traveler can taste in Scotland. Don’t take our word for it, if you don’t want to. However, if you don’t sample any of these traditional fares, you’re certainly missing out!