Christmas time is not only presents, leisure and whiles spended with family but also… great food! Let’s get to know what we can find in traditional Christmas table in the United Kingdom.
Traditional holiday dishes
It’worth to know that Christmas dinner can be slightly different depending on areas of the UK. Very known foods at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers often get a frozen one, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different in different areas. E.g., in north part of America known version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. Residents of British prefer herb stuffing, mostly with rosemary. Turkey great compose with roast potatoes. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – little sausages with bacon which usually surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Another dessert is mince pies – little pies filled sultanas, nuts spices and another components. After baked they seem to be great with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the end of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the table at Christmas is prepared long time before Christmas. It contains fruits and nuts and from time to time is „fed” with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper cake is enrobed in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in red ribbon that sweet looks gorgeous.
Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although many residents of UK dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always can be found on the table at Christmas. Another popular vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our stomach. Tasting of typical Christmas dishes is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!