Alternate Burns Supper Inspiration

Alternative Burns Supper

A typically Scottish affair, Burn's Night is celebrated annually on the 25th January as a tribute to the famous poet Robert Burns! It is a time to enjoy Scottish traditions - did someone say bagpipes - and the country's enduring legacy of creativity over hearty food, poetry and maybe even a dram or two! Just perfect timing really, given the dreary days and cold dark nights.

A true Burns Supper is not complete without a generous helping of haggis, neeps and tatties! A savoury pudding, haggis is made from sheeps 'pluck' (heart, lungs and liver) which is then minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices and salt. Readily available from a good butcher or your supermarket, it's a comforting dish on a cold January evening. 

But if the ingredients has given you cause to quiver, why not try these tasty alternatives - whether vegetarian, meat eater or positively sweet toothed!

Vegetarian Haggis Kheema and Rotis

Scottish Beef Stew

Scotch Broth Soup

Scottish Cranachan

Flora Shedden Shortbread