Christmas is not only gifts, rest and time spended with family but also… fantastic meals! Let’s see what we can find in typical Christmas table in the UK.
Traditional Christmas foods
You should know that Christmas foods can be slightly different depending on regions in the UK. One of the most popular meals at Christmas table is turkey. People usually get a frozen one, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can has different variants depending on areas. For example, in North America known choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain choose herb stuffing, mainly with thyme. Turkey great fit to pudding yourkshire. Unusual part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – little sausages with bacon which usually accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Different proposition is mince pies – tiny pies filled cranberries, nuts nutmeg and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of tea or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is started months before holiday. It is composed of fruits and different nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper cake is enrobed in layer of white icing. With red ribbon that cake looks wonderful.
Key vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though a lots of residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the table at Christmas. Another eaten vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Christmas is happy time – also for our diet. Trying of typical Christmas foods is important part of every Christmas Eve supper. Bon appétit!