Christmas time isn’t only presents, leisure and whiles dedicated to loved ones but also… great meals! Let’s get to know what is in typical Christmas dinner menu in the United Kingdom.
Traditional holiday foods
It’worth to know that Christmas dishes can be a bit different in others areas in the UK. One of the most popular dishes at Christmas is turkey. People often buy a frozen turkey, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different in different areas. For example, in North America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. Britishers prefer stuffing with herbs, mainly with thyme. Turkey great compose with roast potatoes. Unusual element of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – small sausages in bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Other dessert is mince pies – tiny pies with cranberries, nuts nutmeg and other elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be perfect with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is started long time before Christmas. It contains fruits and different nuts and every few days is filled with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper it is douse in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in clared ribbon that sweet looks gorgeous.
Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though many residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled carrots or red cabbage.
Holiday is happy time – also for our stomach. Tasting of typical Christmas dishes is important part of every holiday. Bon appétit!