Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom
Christmas is not only gifts, rest and whiles dedicated to family but also… fantastic dishes! Let’s get to know what we can find in traditional Christmas dinner menu in the United Kingdom.
Traditional holiday foods
It’worth to know that Christmas meals can be a bit different depending on regions in the UK. One of the most popular dishes at Christmas is turkey. People often get a frozen one, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different depending on areas. For instance, in North America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain choose stuffing with herbs, mostly with rosemary. turkey well fit to pudding yourkshire. Interesting element of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – small sausages wrapped in bacon which usually accompany the turkey. In case of vegetarians in home, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Other dessert is mince pies – little crumpets with sultanas, nuts cinnamon and other elements. After baked they are great with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the end of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started months before holiday. It contains fruits and different nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before Christmas dinner it is enrobed in layer of marzipan. With red band that cake looks wonderful.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though a lots of residents of UK do not like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our stomach. Tasting of traditional Christmas meals is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!