Tasty Autumn Meals
As the nights are starting to get darker and theres a crispness to the air, theres nothing better than to sit down at dinner time to a delicious heart warming meal. When it comes to recipes we can all go a little stale in the kitchen and switching things up can sometimes prove to be a bit of a challenge. No one wants to stand in front of the cooker for hours on end only to eat it within half an hour! Especially since our lives are getting busier!
Here at the Larder we are always on the lookout for delicious yet easy new recipes, pulling our inspiration from various butcher, bloggers on the internet and recipes from BBC Good Food. Our two favourite businesses who we are in association with is Make it Scotch and Scottish Craft Butchers! They have this fantastic way of creating new innovative recipes that 1. Don't break the bank and 2. Are easy and delicious!
So this Autumn why not have a scroll through their pages to find some heart warming recipes. Chicken & Haggis Wellington isn’t something we had ever thought of here until Scottish Craft butchers sent through their recipe and now we are hooked. It is the perfect mix of everything we love and can be so versatile, try it with different meats or side dishes! The options are endless!
Why is haggis a Scottish favourite?
Haggis is traditionally served on Burn’s night on the 25th of January, but it doesn’t mean this delicious savoury pudding is just for one night only! This pudding can have many uses and really add that peppery flavour to a dish! Haggis was created by clansmen as a poor mans dish using the offcuts of incredibly nutritious meat that would have other wise been binned! No one wants waste so why not use it!
Full of nutrients this pudding is packed with all the good stuff, meaning you can eat it without feeling guilty! Packed full of vitamins this savoury pudding is full of B vitamins which help protect the heart against heart disease. The high levels of mineral traces means that this meat can help bones strength, immunity and also fight to lower blood pressure! The savoury pudding is also a fantastic way to pack in some protein into your diet, so you can understand why we love it in Scotland!
As haggis is so versatile it can be paired with any meat, meaning you can have it on its own with traditional neeps and tatties or switch things up, this wellington is a great way to showing you how haggis can be in practically any meal!
What pairs well with this wellington?
When coming into cooler month root vegetables are definitely the way to go, they are filling and full of the good stuff. This wellington can be paired with a variety of side dishes!
If you want to serve something traditional then mashed neeps and tatties is a good way to go, served with whisky sauce or a tasty gravy. But, if you want to try something different then why not have some potato dauphinoise? This side dish is layers upon layers of creamy cheesy potatoes, perfect side dish for any meal in my opinion but pairs perfectly with this wellington. If you feel like adding that Scottish edge to the side then adding in some whisky to the creamy sauce with create that extra flavour to compliment the haggis in the wellington.
Greens and root vegetables are also a delicious side for the wellington, try roasting some courgettes, carrots, broccoli or even some parsnips! These will keep it healthy and also add in extra flavour to the plate! No matter what you fancy as your side the options are endless, so try it out and see which side works best for you!
Chicken & Haggis Wellington
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4 Chicken breasts
250g Scottish Haggis
Puff Pastry Sheet
1 egg, beaten
Salt and Pepper
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Divide the haggis into four portions.
Place on top of the chicken breasts. Cover tightly with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to keep its shape.
Preheat the oven to 200c. Remove the pastry from the fridge 5 minutes before you use it. Unwrap the cling film from each portion of chicken. Cut the pastry into four squares big enough to wrap around each chicken. Cover the individual chicken with the pastry, be sure to seal around completely and smooth down the edges to maintain a sausage shape. Chill in the fridge until ready to cook Brush the wellingtons with the beaten egg and score a pattern into the pastry.
Cook for around 30 minutes until golden brown all over.
Serve with a delicious side of your choice and enjoy a hearty meal that will keep you warm on even the chilliest of evenings!
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