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Top 6 Delicacies You Absolutely Must Enjoy In Scotland

August 8, 2013

Most people think if they travel to Scotland the only meal they’re going to find is a plate of sheep’s brains complemented by a warm pint of beer. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Scottish cuisine is delightful comfort food, which is ideal after a hard day out on the links. Next time you’re on a golf trip in Scotland try these six delicious options:

Traditional Scottish Breakfast –– Everyone needs a filling breakfast before playing the Old Course or some other great Scottish layout and you can’t expect to play well if you have an empty stomach, right?  The traditional Scottish breakfast includes: Eggs with Sausage and Bacon, black pudding (blood sausage) and grilled potato scones. Complement your meal with wide selection of tasty jams that can be spread on warm toast. Other traditional options include porridge (oatmeal), a tomato slice, beans, hot smoked herring or smoked haddock. All breakfast options are best enjoyed with a nice cup of hot tea or coffee.

Fish and Chips –– Picture yourself outside a quaint, old shop in a little Scottish coastal town eating crispy fish and chips while enjoying views of the vast ocean. Cod and Haddock along with freshly cut potatoes are still used to make traditional fish and chips. You can get good fish and chips anywhere, but for the best experience go to one of the little coastal villages like Anstruther, Crail and St. Monans in the county of Fife, which are not far from St. Andrews.

Steak Pie –– If you find yourself wondering what to eat in Edinburgh after a few pints of beer, try a steak pie. It’s made with tasty beef combined with spirit vinegar and brown sauce wrapped in a buttery pastry. Normally a steak pie supper comes with fresh peas and can be seasoned with salt and pepper.

Haggis –– There are a few reasons you should eat Haggis when you go to Scotland. First, it’s going to be a good story to tell your friends when you return home. Second, Haggis is a part of the cultural experience you’re not going to want to miss out on. Lastly, it doesn’t taste as bad as it sounds, if fact it’s actually quite tasty.  For your sake, the question about what’s actually in Haggis is probably best left unanswered.

Soups and Stews –– Nothing tastes better than a hot bowl of soup after a cold and windy day on the golf links. Try the Cullen Skink, which is a thick soup of smoked haddock, onions and potatoes. Another option would be a delicious stew with tender beef in a flavorful broth.

Salmon –Scotland is known to have some of the best Salmon in the world. The unique weather creates the perfect conditions for healthy Salmon that can be enjoyed however you like it cooked.