Christmas isn’t only presents, relax and time spended with family but also… delicious food! Let’s get to know what is in traditional Christmas Eve supper in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas dishes
It’worth to know that Christmas dishes can be a bit different in different regions of the UK. One of the most known meals at Christmas is turkey. Britishers usually get a frozen one, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants depending on regions. For instance, in North America popular variant is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbs. Britishers choose stuffing with herbs, mainly with rosemary. Meat great compose with pudding yourkshire. Unusual part of Christmas Eve supper is pigs in blankets – little sausages wrapped in bacon which usually accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Different proposition is mince pies – tiny crumpets filled raisins, 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 table at Christmas is started long time before Christmas. It is composed of mixture of fruits and different nuts and every few days is „fed” with whisky. Before Christmas Eve supper cake is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared band that sweet looks gorgeous.
Important vegetable given on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Although many peaple don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often can be found on the Christmas table. Other eaten vegetable this time dinner is boiled peas or red cabbage.
Christmas is nice time – also for our nutrition. Trying of traditional Christmas foods is important part of every Christmas Eve supper. Enjoy your meal!