Christmas time isn’t only presents, rest and whiles dedicated to important people but also… fantastic meals! Let’s see what we can find in traditional Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Typical Christmas dinner
You should know that Christmas foods can be a bit different depending on regions in the UK. One of the most popular foods at Christmas is turkey. Britishers usually buy a frozen turkey, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different depending on regions. E.g., in north part of America known version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British would like to stuffing with herbage, mostly with rosemary. Meat great fit to roast potatoes. Atypical element of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – small sausages in bacon which often surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Another proposition is mince pies – tiny pies filled sultanas, nuts cinnamon and another components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is prepared months before holiday. It is composed of fruits and different nuts and every few days is „fed” with brandy. Before holiday Eve supper it is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in red ribbon that sweet looks gorgeous.
Key vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although a lots of residents of UK dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always can be found on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled carrots or red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our stomach. Tasting of traditional Christmas dishes is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!