Barden's Bites: Macsween Haggis Nachos





Nigel says: “The run-up to Burn’s night on the 25th January is undoubtedly a busy time for the Macsween Family and their delicious and award-winning collection of Haggis. Macsween of Edinburgh are pioneers of Scotland's national dish and have been for the best part of 60-years. They are passionate about extolling haggis as a versatile ingredient perfect for all seasons, occasions and places and this is certainly illustrated by this scrumptious Macsween Haggis Nachos recipe. If you want to discover more innovative ways of enjoying Haggis, I would thoroughly recommend you get your hands on Jo Macsween’s brilliant The Macsween Haggis Bible, which features fifty mouth-watering recipes that expertly guides you through the myths and magic to a new realm of haggis appreciation. 

"In terms of a wine pairing for this rich nacho dish, you might want to try the Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 at £11.25. This effortlessly drinkable Californian red wine is rich and full-bodied enough to contend with the traditional Macsween Haggis. Alternatively an Argentinean Malbec like the Callia Reservado Malbec 2012, £10.99 is jam-packed full of fruit and has a lingeringly powerful finish." 
 
Macsween Haggis Nachos Recipe 
 
Ingredients
 
225g Macsween traditional haggis
Large bag of tortilla chips
Tub of guacamole
Jar of salsa
Tub of sour cream
Fresh coriander
Optional extras to consider:
jalapeño peppers
fresh chillies
grated cheddar

Method
 
1.Heat some Macsween Haggis in the microwave.
2. Empty a large bag of original tortilla chips onto a large plate.
3. Dollop generous spoonfuls of guacamole and salsa over the chips and add a few jalapeño peppers if desired.
4. Once the haggis is piping hot, dot spoonfuls onto the top of the nachos, adding a few spoonfuls of sour cream and roughly chopped coriander to finish.
 


 
 
 
 
Scotland's National dish is the source of endless jokes and horror stories, yet continues to provoke curiosity around the world. With an ancient history and an eight-verse tribute penned by Robert Burns, haggis is a Scottish cultural icon. So how did it come to acquire its bad boy image and earn such mixed reviews, ranging from the devotion of its fans to the deep revulsion of the uninitiated? In this informative and light-hearted book, Jo Macsween of the famous family of Edinburgh haggis makers, expertly guides you through the myths and magic to a new realm of haggis appreciation that transcends neeps, tatties and Burns Night. Featuring fifty mouth-watering recipes, Jo rewrites the rules and demonstrates that haggis is a versatile ingredient that can be savoured at all times of day and throughout the year. She even dares to challenge the long-standing association of haggis with whisky, and recommends a new coterie of drinking companions.
 
The Macsween Haggis by Jo Macsween is available on amazon
 


 
WIN!!!
 
Burn’s Night with Macsween
 
Ahead of Burn's Night on the 25th January, CellarVie Wines have teamed up with Macsween of Edinburgh to give one of our lucky customers a Macsween Haggis goodie bag with a selection of their award-winning haggis and a copy of The Macsween Haggis Bible.
 
The winner will be chosen at random and informed on Tuesday 21st January and will receive their prize before Burn’s Night. Simply place an order with CellarVie Wines this month for a chance to win. Competition closes at midday on Tuesday 21st January.
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

Written by: Nigel Barden

Nigel Barden 

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