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Great British paleo foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Most of the posters on here seem to be from the US, but I'd like to talk about some English resources that don't get much press. Some of the below might be available in the US too - I have no idea.

1) Sainsburies do an organic beef bone broth for ??2 per pop. Great way to get bone broth I think.

2) Liver pate - some Tesco or Sainsburies finest stuff is very tasty. It seems very low carb an almost all pork fat and liver. Is this an amazing snack?

3) Faggots. Faggots are technically made from pig heart, lungs, fat, bacon and sometimes suet(beef fat?) I think. These sound like a great way to get some offal without cooking.

4) Scotch Eggs. The ones in supermarkets are normally a bit crap, but there are worse things to grab on the go. Ones in farmers markets are normally much better.

4) Chorizo. Ok so it's not really English, but it's in the supermarkets (often labelled as "Finest") and is really tasty on the go, almost no carbs and loads of fat/protein.

Anyone have any thoughts on the above or any other great British foods that might have escaped attention?

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on April 11, 2013
at 05:00 PM

*awkward whistle*

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on April 11, 2013
at 05:00 PM

Well there's a controversial opener... Politics aside, how did the haggis with risotto go? I'm interested!

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on November 08, 2011
at 07:07 PM

Sainsburys seem to have discontinued their organic beef/chicken stocks now. Jerks.

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on November 06, 2011
at 02:25 PM

You can get nitrate free bacon at Whole Foods in London, also Laverstoke Park bacon.

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on April 29, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Like meatloaf, you can make haggis without oats ;)

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on April 29, 2011
at 12:19 PM

I like to try cooking my own version of "haggis" i will replace the outs with risotto rice or something. Its just so hard to source the traditional organs in my country.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:01 PM

I enjoyed haggis in my pre-Paleo days. Forutnately I found this and figured I could just leave out the oats. http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/sausage-recipes/haggis

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on April 28, 2011
at 02:35 PM

So WAS I - but the amount of oats in it just doesn't seem primal to me.... So I've stopped eating it.

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on April 28, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Hi, Great suggestions. Have you found anywhere that does nitrate free bacon in the UK ?

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:51 AM

Ha, sweet, I'm also from Bristol :) Black pudding is delicious - it does have some oats in it but only a little bit I think.

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:50 AM

Yup, but beware of "gluten free" as most of the time they just substitute the "rusk" for some frankenstein soy filler instead. Check the label!

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:49 AM

Haha, yup I am a sucker for the melton mowbray pork pies! I normally throw away the pastry from the bottom and edges and keep the bit on top.

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on April 28, 2011
at 10:16 AM

+1 for the Tesco finest liver pate, it also happens to be gluten free.

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on April 28, 2011
at 01:13 PM

The Europeans used to laugh at our 'meat and two veg' approach to food! Now it seems that this was indeed the way to go!

Although in the UK we have gone all continental-fancy with the current flurry of TV chefs (Gordon Ramsey), it seems that there is a move towards real food, and slow food (check out Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver).

Personally I love a Full English Breakfast - without the beans and toast, and with loads of black pudding. Check out The Doctor - a meal I adore and indulge in once a week!

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:20 AM

Loads of meat parts, especially liver, kidneys, tongue and ox-tail. Whilst we're on meat, the bone marrow from a freshly roasted joint is delicious (something I feel justified in eating again now).

We're an island so there's loads of different fish available - from salmon and trout right down to wonderful, oily fish like mackerel, sardines, pilchards and whitebait. Loads of shellfish as well.

And as a final thought, ignoring (or removing) the pastry crust, pork pies - especially proper Melton Mowbray versions - rough cut pork pieces in pork jelly!

3ff1d99d7cdd1e55ac424da91cbc1ea0

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:49 AM

Haha, yup I am a sucker for the melton mowbray pork pies! I normally throw away the pastry from the bottom and edges and keep the bit on top.

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on April 11, 2013
at 09:41 AM

haggis not technically "British"? What is it then?

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on April 11, 2013
at 05:00 PM

*awkward whistle*

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on April 28, 2011
at 12:20 PM

Whilst not technically "British", I'm a big fan of Haggis.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on April 29, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Like meatloaf, you can make haggis without oats ;)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:19 PM

I like to try cooking my own version of "haggis" i will replace the outs with risotto rice or something. Its just so hard to source the traditional organs in my country.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on April 28, 2011
at 02:35 PM

So WAS I - but the amount of oats in it just doesn't seem primal to me.... So I've stopped eating it.

518464630b1876e6c41418185dad0912

(305)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:01 PM

I enjoyed haggis in my pre-Paleo days. Forutnately I found this and figured I could just leave out the oats. http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/sausage-recipes/haggis

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

(637)

on April 11, 2013
at 05:00 PM

Well there's a controversial opener... Politics aside, how did the haggis with risotto go? I'm interested!

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:12 AM

British saugages often include rusk, french ones do not use fillers usually.

3ff1d99d7cdd1e55ac424da91cbc1ea0

(255)

on April 28, 2011
at 11:50 AM

Yup, but beware of "gluten free" as most of the time they just substitute the "rusk" for some frankenstein soy filler instead. Check the label!

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on April 28, 2011
at 10:48 AM

I'm from the US, but I have a lot of family from Bristol. My mom would make me non paleo British food like beans on toast for breakfast, custard and bread pudding sometimes if we had desert. We had cottage pie a lot, which is paleo maybe minus the mash potatoes.

The other half of my family is Italian, so we also ate a lot of pasta.

I now really want to try black pudding/blood sausage, but it's something I haven't found in the US.

3ff1d99d7cdd1e55ac424da91cbc1ea0

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:51 AM

Ha, sweet, I'm also from Bristol :) Black pudding is delicious - it does have some oats in it but only a little bit I think.

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