Christmas isn’t only comps, relax and time dedicated to loved ones but also… fantastic dishes! Let’s find out what is in traditional Christmas dinner menu in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas foods
You should know that Christmas foods can be slightly different depending on regions in the UK. Very known dishes at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers usually get a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different depending on areas. E.g., in North America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain choose stuffing with herbage, mainly with thyme. Meat well fit to roast potatoes. Atypical part of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – small sausages wrapped in bacon which often surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in home, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas dessert. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies filled sultanas, nuts cinnamon and another components. After baked they seem to be perfect with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started months before Christmas. It is composed of fruits and different nuts and every few days is „fed” with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is enrobed in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in red band that cake looks beautiful.
Important vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although a lots of Britishers dislike it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our nutrition. Trying of typical Christmas meals is relevant element of every holiday. Enjoy your meal!