Food to try out in Scotland

Fresh produce is available in large quantities in Scotland which is also popular for its excellent dishes. Here we take a look at how some of the popular recipes from the country are made.

Shortbread

Shortbread

Everyone is quite familiar with Shortbread with the Scottish having it as an option for dessert for centuries. The first appearance of a printed shortbread recipe was made available in 1736. Depending on the skill of the baker, there are lots of variations in the taste of the shortbread. The goodness of this buttery desert is available in various sizes and shape. Shortbread is also made available as a Christmas gift and also during Hogmanay as ‘first foot’ by the Scots.

Scottish salmon

Scottish salmon

The Scottish salmon is considered as the best in the world with availability all over the world in both restaurants and supermarkets. The presence of very fresh water in Scotland makes it an excellent breeding location for salmon. The perfect texture and the great taste of the salmon make it a delicacy all around the globe.

Porridge

Porridge

Whether it’s Scott’s Porage Oats straight out of the box or a gourmet restaurant version, nothing beats the hearty taste of good old Scottish porridge. Be warned; it is made with salt, not sugar. If you can pick it up with your hands, don’t be alarmed; that’s how it is supposed to look. Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and taste a part of it every morning with each spoonful of porridge.

A full Scottish

A full Scottish

This has a lot of similarities to the full English breakfast with the only difference being the addition of tattie scones, Lorne sausage, and black pudding to the full Scottish version of the meal. In some cases, it is possible to find white pudding and haggis as a part of the meal. It is easy to find locations where the meal is available both during the day and at night.

Bangers and mash

Bangers and mash

Bangers and mash is a popular dish which is served during supper in various British homes. This classic meal is prepared from the mixture of mashed potatoes with milk and butter to give it an excellent fluffiness. The bangers are what a lot of other countries refer to as sausages and is the favorite food of a majority of the Scottish population. Some people take an extra step by adding other flavors like venison and apple to the dish.


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