LETi Chef Recipe - January 2015
YEAR OF FOOD AND DRINK SCOTLAND 2015
Whether you are planning a Burns Night Supper on 25th January or just looking for a tasty recipe idea for a Scottish themed meal, try Mathew's easy to follow starter. Also see our suggestions for Burns night celebration venues below.
THE HAGGIS WI' ONION SAUCE AND BUTTERED MUSHROOMS
BY MATHEW DUNCAN - OUTSIDE CATERING & LOCHEARN HOUSE B&B - LOCHEARNHEAD
INGREDIENTS: For 6 People
- Onion Sauce:
- 1 oz butter
- 1 small onion
- 1 oz plain flour
- 18 fluid oz milk (just under a pint)
- Medium haggis
Melt 1 oz butter. Add 1 small onion finely chopped and gently cook, stirring. Add 1 oz of plain flour, stir and cook for a minute. Add 18 fluid oz of milk ( which is just under a pint) and stir until sauce thickens. Add a little cream just before serving. Garnish with mushrooms cooked in a little butter.
How to serve
After cooking haggis for an hour in boiling water, open haggis and place 2 dessertspoonfuls on 6 plates, coat with onion sauce, top with mushrooms. Makes a lovely starter. ENJOY!!!
RECIPE HELP LINE - Matthew on 01567 830380
Mathew Duncan Started baking at 12 years old and went on to become head chef, then catering manager for a hotel group in central Scotland. He progressed to running his own hotel and restaurants also catering for weddings and private parties. Today Matt runs a successful B&B in Lochearnhead with partner Dianne. He offers an outside catering service that is popular within the village community and beyond http://www.lochearnhouse.co.uk/lochearn-house-welcome/hosts.html
Main Course ingredient ideas? Order a haunch of Inverlochlarig Venison from local supplier http://www.inverlochlarig.com/about.htm - "A Flavour Of The Hills " Balquhidder
Outside Catering? Contact Mathew about buffets and hot dishes from intimate groups of 2-6 to larger parties. Thought about having a casserole or buffet prepared and brought to your self catering cottage or lodge? Tel: Mathew: 01567 830 380
Flavour of Scotland in Local Restaurants? - Local restaurants and cafes that offer a choice of traditional Scottish themed and sourced iingredients and dishes http://robroycountry.com/restaurants.html
Celebrate Robert Burns Day 24th January Burns Supper St Fillans, Sandison Hall in aid of Help The Heroes or 25th January: Burns Supper In The Barn Monachyle MHOR, Balquhidder. Leave the car behind, and book with one of our friendly local taxi services here
Home made melting shortbread delights guests in this area whether in cafes or in hotels. For example, check out The Lochearnhead Hotel, The Four Seasons, St Fillans, The Golden Larches,Balquhidder Station, Monachyle Mhor & MHOR84, Balquhidder and Creagan House, Strathyre. Or buy a packet of MHOR shortbread from MHOR Bread bakery in Callander to take home.
"Packed with brilliant moments, The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 is a chance to celebrate Scotland’s fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique. We invite you to come and experience the Land of Food and Drink"