Christmas foods in the United Kingdom
Christmas time isn’t only presents, rest and whiles spended with loved ones but also… great food! Let’s get to know what we can find in typical Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas foods
It’worth to know that Christmas foods can be a bit different in others areas of the UK. Very popular meals at Christmas is turkey. People usually buy a frozen one, next thaw it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can has different versions depending on areas. For example, in north part of America known choice is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. People in Britain choose herb stuffing, mostly with rosemary. Meat well compose with pudding yourkshire. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – small sausages in bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Another dessert is mince pies – little pies with raisins, nuts spices and another elements. After baked they are ideal with a cup of coffee or glass of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started months before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and nuts and every few days is filled with whisky. Before Christmas dinner it is douse in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in red band that cake looks amazing.
Key vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although many peaple dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the Christmas table. Another eaten vegetable this time dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is happy time – also for our nutrition. Trying of typical Christmas meals is relevant part of every Christmas Eve supper. Bon appétit!