Christmas is not only gifts, leisure and whiles dedicated to important people but also… great meals! Let’s get to know what is in typical Christmas table in the UK.
Typical holiday meals
You should know that Christmas foods can be a bit different in different areas in the UK. Very known dishes at Christmas table is turkey. People often buy a frozen one, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can has different versions depending on regions. For instance, in North America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British choose stuffing with herbage, mostly with rosemary. Meat well fit to pudding yourkshire. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – little sausages wrapped in bacon which often surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, 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 dessert. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies filled cranberries, nuts spices and other ingredients. After baked they seem to be perfect with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is prepared months before Christmas. It is composed of fruits and nuts and from time to time is „fed” with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper it is douse in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in red ribbon that sweet looks amazing.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though many peaple do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always can be found on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Christmas is unusual time – also for our diet. Tasting of traditional Christmas dishes is important part of every Christmas. Enjoy your meal!