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This beautiful menu is a tribute to the produce and flavours of Scotland. Based on a traditional roast, the Caledonian twist will surprise and amuse. Our timeplan will make your life easier, too.
This menu is ideal for Christmas, Hogmanay (New Year's Eve), Burns Night or a special dinner party.
The day before
1. Make the pancakes and chill between layers of baking paper. Make and chill the horseradish sauce.
2. Make the creamy neeps up to the end of step 2. Cover with cling film and chill until needed.
3. Blanch and refresh the sprouts. Chill.
4. Make the stuffing. Chill.
On the day
1. Stuff and roast the turkey according to the recipe.
2. Make the dumpling and steam it. Make the custard – put in a bowl and cover the surface with cling film.
3. Prepare the tatties and add to the oven halfway through cooking the turkey.
4. When the turkey has 40 minutes left before it’s ready, add the neeps, carrots and extra stuffing.
5. Wrap the pancakes in foil and warm through in the oven. Assemble the starter and serve.
6. While the turkey rests, take the neeps, carrots and extra stuffing out and keep warm. Check the tatties and if they are not crispy enough, turn the oven up. Make the gravy and finish the sprouts.
7. Serve the main course.
8. Reheat the custard and serve the clootie pudding.
What to drink
delicious. wine editor Susy Atkins recommends that you start with a fairly full white wine to match the smoked salmon. A buttery Chablis would be lovely. For the turkey, track down a robust red with a kick of black pepper and spice. The best bets are red Zinfandel from California or a Châteauneuf-du-Pape – decant them for a fuller flavour. For dessert, stick with Drambuie, or, if you want a wine, try a honeyed, southern French Muscat.
The Scottish menu
A light, fresh, homely starter or light supper that can be served alone or as part of our Scottish menu.
Serve a Scottish-inspired dinner party. We've taken a traditional roast and given it a Caledonian twist. See our Scottish menu.
This Scottish-inspired whisky gravy is an ideal match for our haggis-stuffed turkey. See our Scottish menu.
This creamy, cheesey swede dish is best served with our haggis-stuffed turkey as part of our Scottish menu.
These sweet carrots are lightly scented with heather, and are one of the Caledonian-inspired dishes on our Scottish menu.
Our meaty tribute to traditional sprouts pays homage to Scotland, which is why this recipe is part of our Scottish menu.
The Scottish-inspired oatmeal crust makes these potatoes super-crunchy. This side dish is part of our Scottish menu.
Clootie is a suet pudding from north of the border, so it was the perfect choice to have as dessert in our Scottish menu.
Where to buy
There’s more to Scottish food than haggis and whisky. Its fertile land and the coastal and inland waters make Scotland’s larder a very well-stocked one. Sarah Scott recommends some of Scotland’s top producers that deliver.
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Very disappointed with this menu. I was expecting something more exciting and inspirational.
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