Christmas dinner in the UK
Christmas is not only presents, rest and time spended with loved ones but also… fantastic food! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas dinner menu in the UK.
Typical Christmas dinner
It’worth to know that Christmas menu can be slightly different in different regions in the UK. One of the most popular meals at Christmas table is turkey. People usually buy 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 has different versions in different areas. For example, in north part of America known choice is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. People in Britain would like to herb stuffing, mostly with thyme. Turkey well compose with pudding yourkshire. Unusual element of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – small sausages with bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Different proposition is mince pies – little pies with cranberries, nuts spices and other ingredients. After baked they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas dinner. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before Christmas. It contains fruits and different nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before holiday dinner it is enrobed in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in red ribbon that sweet looks gorgeous.
Key vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though a lots of residents of UK don’t like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled carrots or red cabbage.
Christmas is unusual time – also for our diet. Trying of traditional Christmas meals is important part of every Christmas. Enjoy your meal!