Holiday time isn’t only presents, relax and time spended with important people but also… delicious food! Let’s get to know what we can find in traditional Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas dinner
You should know that Christmas meals can be a bit different in others regions of the UK. One of the most known dishes at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers usually get a frozen one, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different in different regions. For example, in North America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers prefer stuffing with herbage, mainly with rosemary. Turkey well compose with roast potatoes. Unusual part of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – small sausages wrapped in bacon which often surround the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey is a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Another dessert is mince pies – little pies filled cranberries, nuts sugar and another elements. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Traditional cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and different nuts and every few days is filled with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is douse in layer of marzipan. With red band that cake looks beautiful.
Key vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although a lots of residents of UK dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Holiday is amazing time – also for our stomach. Trying of traditional Christmas dishes is important element of every Christmas Eve supper. Enjoy your meal!