Christmas is not only comps, relax and time dedicated to loved ones but also… great meals! Let’s see what is in typical Christmas foods in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Christmas foods
It’worth to know that Christmas foods can be slightly different in others regions of the UK. Very known meals at Christmas is turkey. People often get a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they wish. Inside turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can has different variants in different areas. For example, in North America popular version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, butter, breadcrumbs and herbage. People in Britain would like to stuffing with herbs, mostly with thyme. Meat well fit to pudding yourkshire. Atypical part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – little sausages wrapped in bacon which often surround the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey can be a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Other proposition is mince pies – tiny crumpets with sultanas, nuts nutmeg and another elements. After baked they seem to be ideal with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Traditional cake on the table at Christmas is started long time before Christmas. It contains fruits and nuts and from time to time is „fed” with brandy. Before Christmas dinner cake is douse in layer of white icing. Wrapped in red ribbon that cake looks awesome.
Important vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although a lots of Britishers dislike it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Other eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled carrots and red cabbage.
Holiday is nice time – also for our nutrition. Trying of typical Christmas foods is important element of every holiday. Bon appétit!