Christmas foods in the United Kingdom
Christmas time is not only comps, relax and time dedicated to important people but also… delicious food! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas Eve supper in the UK.
Typical Christmas meals
You should know that Christmas dishes can be slightly different depending on areas of the UK. Very popular meals at Christmas table is turkey. People often buy a frozen turkey, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different depending on regions. E.g., in North America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. Residents of British prefer stuffing with herbs, mostly with thyme. Turkey well fit to roast potatoes. Atypical element of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – little sausages with bacon which usually accompany the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, an alternative 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 sultanas, nuts sugar and other elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before Christmas. It is composed of fruits and nuts and from time to time is filled with brandy. Before holiday Eve supper it is enrobed in layer of marzipan. With clared band that cake looks beautiful.
Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though a lots of Britishers don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the Christmas table. Another popular vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our stomach. Trying of traditional Christmas dishes is relevant part of every Christmas. Bon appétit!