Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom
Christmas time is not only gifts, rest and time dedicated to family but also… delicious dishes! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas foods
You should know that Christmas foods can be slightly different in different areas in the UK. One of the most known meals at Christmas is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen one, next thaw it, roast and serve with sauces as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different in others areas. For instance, in north part of America known version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. Britishers choose herb stuffing, mostly with thyme. Turkey great fit to pudding yourkshire. Atypical part of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – little sausages in bacon which often accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies with raisins, nuts cinnamon and another components. After baked they are great with a cup of coffee or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas dinner. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before holiday. It is composed of fruits and different nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before holiday dinner it is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared ribbon that sweet looks amazing.
Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though many peaple do not like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our diet. Trying of typical Christmas foods is relevant part of every Christmas. Bon appétit!