Christmas foods in the United Kingdom
Christmas time isn’t only presents, leisure and time spended with loved ones but also… fantastic meals! Let’s get to know what we can find in traditional Christmas table in the UK.
Traditional holiday dinner
It’worth to know that Christmas dinner can be a bit different depending on regions in the UK. One of the most popular meals at Christmas is turkey. People often get a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants in different areas. For instance, in north part of America known choice is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. Residents of British would like to herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. turkey well compose with pudding yourkshire. Atypical part of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – small sausages with bacon which usually accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Another dessert is mince pies – tiny crumpets filled sultanas, nuts spices and another ingredients. After baked they are perfect with a cup of coffee or glass of wine for the end of Christmas dinner. Traditional cake on the table at Christmas is prepared months before Christmas. It is composed of mixture of fruits and different nuts and from time to time is „fed” with brandy. Before holiday Eve supper cake is douse in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared ribbon that cake looks beautiful.
Key vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though many residents of UK do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our diet. Trying of traditional Christmas meals is relevant part of every holiday. Enjoy your meal!