Christmas is not only presents, leisure and time dedicated to important people but also… delicious food! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas table in the UK.
Typical Christmas dishes
It’worth to know that Christmas dishes can be a bit different in different areas in the UK. One of the most popular meals at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen one, then thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different depending on regions. For example, in North America known version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British prefer herb stuffing, mostly with rosemary. turkey great compose with roast potatoes. Unusual part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – small sausages in bacon which usually surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas dessert. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies with raisins, nuts sugar and other components. After baked they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is started months before holiday. It is composed of fruits and nuts and from time to time is filled with brandy. Before Christmas Eve supper it is enrobed in layer of white icing. With red band that sweet looks beautiful.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although many residents of UK dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always can be found on the Christmas table. Other popular vegetable this time dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our nutrition. Tasting of typical Christmas dishes is relevant element of every Christmas Eve supper. Enjoy your meal!