Christmas meals in the United Kingdom
Christmas isn’t only gifts, leisure and whiles dedicated to family but also… fantastic meals! Let’s get to know what we can find in traditional Christmas table in the United Kingdom.
Typical Christmas dishes
You should know that Christmas foods can be a bit different in different regions in the UK. Very popular dishes at Christmas table is turkey. People usually buy a frozen one, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants in others regions. E.g., in North America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British would like to herb stuffing, mostly with thyme. Meat great fit to pudding yourkshire. Interesting part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – small sausages in bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Another dessert is mince pies – tiny crumpets with raisins, nuts spices and another ingredients. After baked they seem to be perfect with a cup of coffee or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is started long time before holiday. It is composed of fruits and different nuts and from time to time is filled with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is douse in layer of marzipan. With clared ribbon that sweet looks wonderful.
Important vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although many residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable this time dinner is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is happy time – also for our diet. Tasting of traditional Christmas dishes is relevant part of every holiday. Enjoy your meal!