In a few short weeks I will be travelling to Scotland to attend a family member’s wedding and will be spending a week touring the country beforehand. I am generally a fairly adventurous eater and like to try local cuisines and feel like I should definitely give haggis a try while there. BUT, one of the flavors I ABSOLUTELY cannot abide is liver, in any way shape or form. I have had people tell me, “Oh there’s such a small amount in this dish there’s no way you could taste it over the other spices/ingredients, go ahead and try it”, but they were WRONG! I swear you could just wave a piece of liver at a rice dressing or cornbread stuffing or other dish from a distance of several feet, and I would taste it! Beef, chicken, pork, doesn’t matter. Liver is liver, and I find it VILE!
So, just how liver-y is haggis? I’ve heard some people say it tastes rather like a typical meatloaf, but does it really? If I did want to give it a try, is it ever available on any sort of sampler plate, or maybe a buffet, where I could get a small spoonful to sample without having to order (and possibly/probably? waste) a whole dish? On the one hand, I would hate to visit Scotland and leave without at least sampling some. But on the other I would really rather not order a whole dish of it only to waste it after the first taste.
What say you, Dopers?