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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 30th Aug 05, 6:23 PM
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    • 30th Aug 05, 6:23 PM
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    • 30th Aug 05, 6:23 PM
    You can cook it and then freeze it. But, of course, you can't then defrost and freeze a second time - so make sure you put layers of something between slices or wrap them separately or in serving sized bunches.

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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 31st Aug 05, 7:39 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:39 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:39 AM
    As black pudding is already a cooked product I'm not sure it would be wise to cook it further then re-freeze it if you plan to re-heat it again to eat :confused:

    You don't have to eat it just for breakfast though as it also goes very well with pork, lamb and fish dishes and fruits such as rhubarb, apple, plums etc. I have a recipe book somewhere called Black Pudding and Rhubarb and it has some yummy recipes in. Will see if I can dig it out later. I've added it to casseroles, stir-fried it with pork and apple and also made a spanish type sausage casserole using black pudding and chorizo. Will see if I can find the recipes for you later


    Edit: forgot to add that it will keep for a week or so in the fridge defrosted, assuming it was fresh when you froze it, so you don't have to eat it all in one go
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  • tr3mor
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:49 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:49 AM
    Mashed Potato with Black Pudding mashed into it is really nice! Just cook the BP as usual and then mash it up with your potatoes/milk/butter...
  • albreda
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:54 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 7:54 AM
    Ahh...Black Pudding...

    Our chip shop does big deep fried black puddings, and big deep fried haggis....so nice, so so nice....
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 31st Aug 05, 8:38 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 8:38 AM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 8:38 AM
    As black pudding is already a cooked product I'm not sure it would be wise to cook it further then re-freeze it if you plan to re-heat it again to eat :confused:
    by Curry_Queen
    Eek YES! I had forgotten it's already cooked. Naughty me.

    Thanks C_Q
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    • mah_jong
    • By mah_jong 31st Aug 05, 8:23 PM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 8:23 PM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 8:23 PM
    ASnyone any ideas what I can do with a large Black pudding (Scottish one)?

    I foolishly sliced some of it and froze the rest ( I live in England now).

    Now I realise that I am not allowed to defrost then refreeze, so what can I do it would take a diamond cutter to slice it now!

    I have about a foot of it and dont want to waste it so any ideas appreciated for example can I cook it off the refreeze?
    by GingeG
    If its one of the world famous Macleod ones from Stornaway...we will all come around and join you eating this ...... yum! It will soon go!!!
  • scuzz
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    • 1st Sep 05, 6:49 AM
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    • 1st Sep 05, 6:49 AM
    Eek YES! I had forgotten it's already cooked. Naughty me.

    Thanks C_Q
    by squeaky
    You can still fry it off though. Lots of people do that with their breakfast.

    But can't stand the stuff personally.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 1st Sep 05, 7:36 AM
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    • 1st Sep 05, 7:36 AM
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    • 1st Sep 05, 7:36 AM
    I always fry it. That's why I never thought of it as pre-cooked.
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  • GingeG
    Ahh...Black Pudding...

    Our chip shop does big deep fried black puddings, and big deep fried haggis....so nice, so so nice....
    by albreda
    I have invited two other Scots Mates who live near me to come round for a homemade pudding supper night!!

    AHhh Beer and Grease the true lifeblood of Scotland!
  • albreda
    Yay! You can't beat it! I had a deep fried haggis supper last night!

    What a time to be alive....
  • albreda
    I have invited two other Scots Mates who live near me to come round for a homemade pudding supper night!!

    AHhh Beer and Grease the true lifeblood of Scotland!
    by GingeG

    How did it go?
    • kittykat500
    • By kittykat500 4th Oct 08, 12:40 PM
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    Black Pudding recipe
    I overcame my revulsion for black pudding and decided to buy some that had been massively reduced by Mr. T's. Looking for suitable recipes to disguise the taste, I plumped for this one on the BBC Food website

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/blackpuddingandmashc_83005.shtml

    It was surprisingly good. However, I could not coax my two sons to try it, so I'll be having it microwaved for dinner, and lunch ... Luckily I halved the recipe!

    Has anyone else overcome their initial revulsion to be pleasantly surprised by a food, or recipe?
    Last edited by kittykat500; 04-10-2008 at 12:42 PM.
  • rosieben
    I've always loved black pudding; I've never used it in a recipe but I'll be trying that one out, thanks for the link

    I think I'll halve the amounts too.
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    • jimmo
    • By jimmo 5th Oct 08, 2:03 AM
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    I really count myself lucky that my mother fed me and my sisters such things as black pudding, liver, kidney and hearts before we were able to appreciate what they were in reality.
    I, sort of, appreciate your revulsion to black pudding because I rather think that when I eventually learned what it was I had already been eating and enjoying it for at least 15 years. However, if I had appreciated what it was before I tasted it I donít think there is any way I would have been prepared to even try.
    I fear your sons may be a lost cause.
    Just to expand this a little in my youth stuffed hearts were my absolute favourite. My wife came close to throwing up just on the suggestion that we should try them so I havenít had them in the last 35 years. I still miss them.
    Also, I distinctly remember a night out in my early twenties when a gang of boys went to a Bernie Inn for a steak. Part way through the meal the waitress came and asked if we were enjoying our meal. I thought it was funny and said ďThis rump steak tastes like the !!!! end of a cow.Ē
    That went down like a lead balloon and only two of us finished the meal.
    Back to black pudding, I think Tesco black pudding is pretty poor as is ASDA. The real McCoy in supermarkets is Sainsburys but for a special treat get some Bury Black Pudding from Waitrose.
  • nellsbells
    Rick Stein was cooking black pudding on an afternoon
    prog this week he was going around visiting farmers etc
    and you saw the puddings being made maybe C4 (sorry
    was watching on someone elses Tv so not sure of channel)

    anyway he lightly cooked black pudding and sliced apples
    in butter then added some cider it looked yummy
    • kittykat500
    • By kittykat500 5th Oct 08, 7:50 AM
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    My revulsion to black pudding doesn't stem from the fact that it's blood; I'm the sort of person that will eat anything, brains, kidney, heart etc. The thing that's always put me off are the blobs of fat and the smell!

    My kids don't know what black pudding is - they've just seen it in breakfasts and I suppose it's the colour (or smell) that's put them off.

    Let's face it, the youth of today are far more concerned with consuming copious McDonald's and KFC's and think homemade/homegrown food is pants! Mine used to be so different but age and peer pressure has changed their views, unfortunately.
    • emay
    • By emay 5th Oct 08, 1:16 PM
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    I used to think I hated it (I think because I knew what it was) until I went away with b/f and didn't want scare him off by ofloading half my brekkie onto him, so ate it...and loved it!!!!

    My mum was a pretty decent cook, my made a god awful curry, so i always said I never liked curry...until i tried one my mum hadn't made, lol!

    But my mum was one of those 'you sit there till its eaten' or 'if you don't finish it now you get it reheated later' (and she meant it) types, so i've pretty much always eaten anything that gets plonked in front of me (including the whelks my mum ordered me in france cause the waitress told her they were a type of fish!)
    • nesssie1702
    • By nesssie1702 5th Oct 08, 2:42 PM
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    Oh I love black pudding and I'm lucky to be close to a part of the world where it's a pretty famous variety - Stornoway Black Pudding

    There are some tasty recipes here

    http://www.charlesmacleod.co.uk/recipes.htm

    and

    http://www.wjmacdonald.com/Default.asp?page=15

    My own favourite recipe is a slice of cooked black pudding on top of a grilled Portobello Mushroom, topped with some grated cheese and melted under the grill or in the oven
  • champys

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/blackpuddingandmashc_83005.shtml

    Has anyone else overcome their initial revulsion to be pleasantly surprised by a food, or recipe?
    Originally posted by kittykat500
    Thanks for the recipe, kittykat - we love black pudding and this seems a fantastic way of eating it for us: French black pudding is superb but also very soft, so it is hard to keep it in one piece unless you grill it.

    I recently bought a kilo of prize-winning black pudding at a food fair, and have frozen it in portions. This recipe will definitely figure on next week's menu plan!

    As for 'initial revulsion' stories, I had never eaten heart before as I associated it with something people gave to their dogs. When I received half a heart free with our organic beef delivery, I found a recipe via this site and cooked 'beef heart braised in wine' - it was totally delicious!
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