With unique landscapes, enriching culture and more, let us tempt your taste buds with traditional Scottish cuisines! From meaty savories to delightful treats, embark on a culinary adventure to Scotland with these 5 traditional meals.
1. Full Scottish Breakfast
Similar to but not exactly like the Full English Breakfast, every lodging place in Scotland offers a Full Scottish Breakfast. Included with half a broiled tomato with cheese, a slap of bacon, thinly sliced ham, potato, link sausage, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, one egg, and black pudding, this meal is a blissful introduction to the beautiful Scotland.
A questionable meal amongst visitors, the national dish of Scotland is quite delicious. Haggis is a savory pudding containing sheep’s pluck; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, and salt, mixed with stock. Traditionally served with potato and rutabaga, this savory flavor is even shared with a glass of Scotch whisky. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, try their meat-free haggis, which includes mixed beans, lentils and spices with oats.
Made from oatmeal fried with fat, onions and seasonings, skirlie is a popular dish within the Scotland community. It’s usually served as a side dish with potatoes or used as a stuffing for chicken.
4. Arbroath Smokie
A specialty in Angus, Scotland, the Arbroath Smokie is a type of smoked haddock usually prepared using traditional methods. The fish are first salted overnight and then are tied in pairs using hemp twine. They are finally hung over a triangular length of wood to smoke and soon enjoy!
5. Cullen Skink
Cullen skink is a thick Scottish soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions served with bread. Widely served as an everyday dish across the northeast of Scotland, local recipes have several slight variations (e.g. the use of milk instead of water).
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