Eating Delicious Haggis this Robert Burns Day

Denise Baker By Denise Baker, 20th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Haggis is a lamb dish that most people don’t know about, unless they’re from Scotland. You can serve Haggis in a variety of ways. Once upon a time, only the Scotts indulged in this delicious cultural dish that holds a great deal of importance to them. Their most notable, annual celebration, Robert Burns Day brings out the haggis lover in Scottish people, no matter where they are.

Robert Burns Day January 25th

If you're a person who likes to get into the spirit of cultural food, you'll enjoy Haggis, the tasty lamb dish that can be served a variety of ways. In honor of the most famous Scotland poet, Robert Burns, many gather on and around January 25th, the anniversary of his birth. Scots all over the world commemorate the man that wrote the poem "Address to a Haggis." What do you suppose they celebrate by eating? What else but a tasty dish of Haggis?
Haggis is a delectable Scottish lamb dish that can be prepared and enjoyed in a variety of ways. Some even use different meats, such as venison or beef. Traditionally, however, Scottish people use lamb and serve it with mashed potatoes and turnip greens. Anyone who loves new flavors and unimaginable tastes will fall in love with this Scottish dish. Haggis that is made from various lamb parts also consists of onions, oats and numerous spices and herbs. The unique boiling process of these delicious ingredients results in a dish that is exquisitely prepared as a meat pudding or a sausage.

What Does Haggis Taste Like?

People often want to know what does haggis taste like if they have never tried it. Although it does not really quite describe how haggis taste, many have compared it to other dishes as a point of reference. Those dishes include the Mexican dish known as Menudo and the exotic Cajun dish called Boudin. Both these dishes are not only popular in their places of origin, but they have also gained popularity in different places around the world. Just like Menudo, Boudin, and other cultural dishes, the tasty flavor of Scotland’s Haggis becomes more popular as people experience the variety of ways to eat it.

Should I Prepare My Own Haggis?

You might be thinking about whipping up a dish of haggis on your own, but this is not the kind of dish you should prepare if you have never eaten haggis. Unless you have tried the various ways that haggis is prepared, you won’t know what flavor to expect. While haggis is popular among Scottish people everywhere, there are still countless individuals that have never even heard of it, let alone tried the taste. Before attempting to prepare a haggis dish, it is suggested that you enjoy your first haggis experience with someone who really knows how to prepare it.

Where Can Haggis Be Found?

Haggis meals are eaten around the world on Robert Burns Day, but many want to enjoy this culinary treat at other times during the year. And why shouldn’t they? Haggis is not only very nutritious, but it can be added to conventional dishes, as well. You’ll love the exciting new pies, canapés, lasagna, and other haggis recipes. If your taste buds are ready for a delicious and unforgettable treat, you can find tasty haggis online, all year round, by using the keywords “tasty haggis”.

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Charm Denise Baker is a resident of Los Angeles and is a former journalism major. She's been employed by two unified school districts, which fuels her love of writing child related, educational topics. Her writing portfolio is informative and enter...(more)

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author avatar Uma Shankari
20th Jan 2011 (#)


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author avatar SuccessToday
20th Jan 2011 (#)

I learned something new, thanks.

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author avatar Stable
21st Jan 2011 (#)

I've never tried haggis though all my friends who have tell me it's delicious. Looking forward to a glass of whisky on the 25th!

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Jan 2011 (#)

I have never had Haggis either. Maybe one day, I love trying new things. Nice read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar c4collins
10th Mar 2011 (#)

Delectable!! We have some Irish and Scottish in our family bloodline and my immediate family has always loved lamb...this recipe will definitely be on our menu, very soon...terrific post!!

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