Christmas time isn’t only comps, rest and whiles spended with family but also… great food! Let’s get to know what is in typical Christmas table in the United Kingdom.
Typical Christmas meals
You should know that Christmas dishes can be slightly different in others regions in the UK. One of the most known meals at Christmas table is turkey. People usually get a frozen turkey, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants depending on areas. E.g., in North America known version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers choose herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Meat great compose with pudding yourkshire. Unusual element of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – little sausages with bacon which often accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies with sultanas, nuts spices and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be ideal with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the end of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is prepared long time before Christmas. It is composed of mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is „fed” with whisky. Before holiday Eve supper it is enrobed in layer of white icing. With clared band that cake looks awesome.
Key vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although a lots of Britishers dislike it, brussel sprouts very often are on the Christmas table. Other eaten vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is nice time – also for our nutrition. Tasting of traditional Christmas meals is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!