Christmas isn’t only comps, leisure and whiles dedicated to family but also… delicious dishes! Let’s see what is in traditional Christmas table in the UK.
Typical Christmas foods
You should know that Christmas menu can be a bit different in different areas of the UK. Very popular dishes at Christmas table is turkey. People often buy a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different versions in others regions. E.g., in North America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers prefer stuffing with herbage, mainly with thyme. turkey well compose with pudding yourkshire. Unusual part of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – small sausages with bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, an alternative for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Different dessert is mince pies – little crumpets with sultanas, nuts spices and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they are ideal 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 long time before Christmas. It is composed of mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is „fed” with whisky. Before holiday dinner it is douse in layer of white icing. With clared band that cake looks beautiful.
Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although many Britishers dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Christmas is nice time – also for our stomach. Tasting of typical Christmas foods is relevant part of every Christmas. Enjoy your meal!