Christmas isn’t only presents, rest and whiles dedicated to family but also… fantastic meals! Let’s see what is in traditional Christmas table in the UK.
Traditional Christmas dinner
It’worth to know that Christmas meals can be slightly different in different areas in the UK. One of the most popular dishes at Christmas table is turkey. People usually buy a frozen turkey, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different in different regions. E.g., in north part of America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British prefer herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Meat well compose with pudding yourkshire. Unusual part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – small sausages with bacon which often surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey can be a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Another proposition is mince pies – tiny crumpets filled cranberries, nuts cinnamon and another ingredients. After baked they seem to be perfect with a cup of tea or a bit of alkohol for the end of Christmas dinner. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is started long time before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and different nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is enrobed in layer of white icing. With red ribbon that sweet looks awesome.
Key vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although a lots of residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is unusual time – also for our diet. Tasting of typical Christmas dishes is important part of every Christmas. Enjoy your meal!