Christmas isn’t only gifts, relax and whiles spended with important people but also… fantastic meals! Let’s see what is in traditional Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Typical holiday foods
It’worth to know that Christmas meals can be a bit different in others regions in the UK. One of the most known meals at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen one, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different depending on areas. For example, in North America known version is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain would like to stuffing with herbage, mainly with thyme. Meat well fit to pudding yourkshire. Interesting part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – small sausages with bacon which usually accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, the replacement for turkey is a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Other dessert is mince pies – tiny crumpets with raisins, nuts sugar and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they are ideal with a cup of coffee or glass of alkohol for the end of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is started long time before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is „fed” with whisky. Before holiday dinner cake is enrobed in layer of marzipan. With red ribbon that sweet looks amazing.
Important vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though many residents of UK do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our nutrition. Trying of traditional Christmas dishes is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!