For all of those wanting to spoil our loved ones today we have a couple of easy recipes. Give them a go and see what you think.
For starters why not try White Pudding Bruschetta, amazing and easy
1 Medium Baguette
1 x 200g Real Lancashire Traditional Irish White Pudding
1 Pot of Cream Cheese
6 Rashers of Streaky Bacon
A great starter or make smaller into canapes
1. Heat up the Olive Oil in a pan
2. Slice the baguette into thin slices about 1 cm thick.
3. Add the Bread to the pan ensuring it soaks up the oil, fry until crisp
4. Place in the oven at a very low temperature, just to keep them warm.
5. Add the White pudding to the pan, Fry on either side until they begin to turn a golden brown remove and add the streaky bacon to the pan
6. Remove Bruschetta from oven and layer two medalions of white pudding on each slice
7. Spread a generous amount of cream cheese over the White Pudding
8. Once Bacon is very crispy remove from pan, snap each piece in half and place on top of the cream cheese.
9. Once bacon is arrange nicely add a small dollop of Plum chutney to the top of each Bruschetta
Makes 6 Bruschetta’s
For a delicious main course, why not try Black Pudding Spaghetti, a recipe by Niamh. Its romantic… we all remember Lady and the Tramp
280g of Black Pudding
2 x 400g tinned tomatoes
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 mild red chilli, de seeded finely chopped
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
1 x 500g spaghetti
Preheat your oven to 180 deg C.
Start your sauce by sautéeing the shallot in a little light oil over a medium heat until transulcent but not brown, about five minutes.
Add the black pudding and sauté for a further couple of minutes.
Add the chilli and garlic for a minute or so, before adding the tomatoes sugar and vinegar.
Transfer to a roasting dish and roast for 45 minutes.
In the last ten minutes or so cook your spaghetti according to packet instructions, and to al dente.
Remove the sauce from the oven, season, and add the pasta to your sauce and mix thoroughly.
Sprinkle the parsley on top and serve immediately.
Well you would be surprised what sweet treats can be made with Black Pudding….. Nah only playing get yourself down to the shops and buy a tiramisu, or something nice. But for those without a sweet tooth a bit of Black Pudding on a cheeseboard goes down a treat.
Have a wonderful Valentines Day from all of us at Real Lancashire Black Puddings