Christmas time is not only presents, leisure and time dedicated to important people but also… great meals! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas dinner menu in the UK.
Typical holiday dishes
You should know that Christmas foods can be slightly different in others areas of the UK. Very known meals at Christmas is turkey. Britishers often get a frozen turkey, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants depending on regions. For instance, in north part of America popular version is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. Britishers would like to herb stuffing, mostly with thyme. Meat well fit to pudding yourkshire. Interesting element of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – small sausages with bacon which usually 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 and brandy butter are kind of Christmas dessert. Other proposition is mince pies – tiny crumpets with sultanas, nuts sugar and other elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the end of Christmas dinner. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before Christmas. It contains mixture of fruits and different nuts and every few days is „fed” with whisky. Before Christmas dinner cake is douse in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in clared band that cake looks gorgeous.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although a lots of residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable this time dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is happy time – also for our nutrition. Tasting of typical Christmas meals is relevant part of every Christmas Eve supper. Bon appétit!