Holiday time is not only comps, rest and time dedicated to important people but also… delicious food! Let’s find out what is in typical Christmas Eve supper in the UK.
Traditional Christmas dinner
It’worth to know that Christmas meals can be slightly different in others regions in the UK. Very popular dishes at Christmas is turkey. Britishers often buy a frozen turkey, then 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 regions. E.g., in north part of America popular choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain prefer stuffing with herbs, mainly with rosemary. Turkey great compose with pudding yourkshire. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – little sausages with bacon which often accompany the turkey. If there are 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 dessert. Different proposition is mince pies – little crumpets filled cranberries, nuts nutmeg and other elements. After baked they are perfect with a cup of tea or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared months before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and different nuts and from time to time is „fed” with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper it is enrobed in layer of white icing. With red band that sweet looks awesome.
Key vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though many peaple dislike it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable on Christmas Eve supper is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Christmas is unusual time – also for our diet. Trying of traditional Christmas meals is relevant element of every holiday. Enjoy your meal!