Christmas is not only gifts, relax and time spended with family but also… fantastic dishes! Let’s see what is in traditional Christmas dinner menu in the UK.
Traditional Christmas dishes
You should know that Christmas meals can be slightly different depending on areas of the UK. Very known meals at Christmas is turkey. Britishers usually get a frozen turkey, next thaw it, roast and serve with sauces as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can has different variants in others areas. For example, in north part of America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. People in Britain choose herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Turkey great compose with pudding yourkshire. Interesting element of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – 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 made up of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas dessert. Another proposition is mince pies – little crumpets with sultanas, nuts nutmeg and another elements. After baked they seem to be great with a cup of tea or a bit of wine for the end of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before holiday. It is composed of mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before Christmas dinner cake is enrobed in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in clared ribbon that sweet looks amazing.
Key vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though a lots of peaple do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is nice time – also for our nutrition. Tasting of traditional Christmas dishes is relevant part of every holiday. Bon appétit!