Christmas is not only gifts, leisure and time dedicated to important people but also… delicious dishes! Let’s find out what we can find in typical Christmas table in the United Kingdom.
Traditional holiday meals
It’worth to know that Christmas menu can be slightly different in others areas of the UK. One of the most popular foods at Christmas is turkey. People often buy a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different versions in different areas. For instance, in north part of America known variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers choose stuffing with herbs, mostly with thyme. turkey great fit to pudding yourkshire. Atypical element of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – small sausages in bacon which usually surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas dessert. Another proposition is mince pies – little crumpets filled raisins, nuts sugar and other elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they are great with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started long time before holiday. It is composed of mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is douse in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared band that cake looks awesome.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though a lots of peaple do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the Christmas table. Other eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is amazing time – also for our diet. Tasting of traditional Christmas meals is relevant part of every holiday. Bon appétit!