Top tips to make the most of your food this coming Burns Night!
Burns night - the perfect celebration to love your food.
Rabbie Burns (1759 – 1796), Scotland’s most famous poet, is celebrated in Scotland and beyond on the anniversary of his birth (January 25th) which is known as Burns Night.
Robert Burns may be Scottish but the celebrations are held throughout the world, anywhere where his work appreciated. The celebrations take place around a highly ceremonial Burn's Night Supper which consists of traditional Scottish fare. One important 'guest' at the supper will always be a Haggis which was immortalized in Robbie Burns' poem Address to a Haggis.
But how much haggis does one person need? If you only cook haggis a few times a year it can be hard to remember. Here is a quick guide for how much to serve:
- Starter 100g (4oz) per person
- Main course 150-200g (6-8oz) per person
When you buy your haggis look for the number it serves if this is on the packet or ask your butcher what size you will need. If you end up with more haggis than you need you could freeze the extra for a later date or use it in an alternative recipe.