Christmas is not only gifts, relax and time spended with important people but also… great meals! Let’s get to know what is in typical Christmas table in the United Kingdom.
Typical Christmas foods
It’s worth to know that Christmas foods can be a bit different depending on areas of the UK. Very popular dishes at Christmas is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen turkey, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different versions depending on areas. For instance, in North America popular version is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. Residents of British prefer herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Meat great compose with pudding yourkshire. Atypical part of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – little sausages with bacon which often surround 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 with brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Other proposition is mince pies – tiny pies filled raisins, nuts spices and another elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be ideal with a cup of coffee or glass of wine for the end of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared months before Christmas. It is composed of fruits and nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before Christmas Eve supper cake is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared ribbon that sweet looks beautiful.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although many residents of UK dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the Christmas table. Other eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Christmas is happy time – also for our stomach. Tasting of traditional Christmas meals is important part of every Christmas Eve supper. Enjoy your meal!