Christmas isn’t only comps, rest and time spended with family but also… fantastic food! Let’s see what we can find in traditional Christmas foods in the United Kingdom.
Typical Christmas meals
You should know that Christmas dinner can be slightly different in different regions of the UK. Very known foods at Christmas is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen turkey, then thaw it, roast and serve with sauces as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different in different regions. For example, in north part of America popular version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain choose stuffing with herbs, mostly with thyme. Meat great fit to roast potatoes. Unusual element of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – small sausages in bacon which usually accompany the turkey. In case of 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 kind of Christmas dessert. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies filled sultanas, nuts spices and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they are great with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the end of Christmas Eve supper. Traditional cake on the table at Christmas is started long time before Christmas. It contains mixture of fruits and nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before holiday dinner it is douse in layer of marzipan. With red band that sweet looks beautiful.
Important vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although a lots of peaple don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled carrots or red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our diet. Trying of traditional Christmas meals is important element of every Christmas Eve supper. Bon appétit!