Christmas dinner in the UK

Christmas time isn’t only presents, rest and time dedicated to important people but also… great dishes! Let’s see what is in traditional Christmas dinner menu in the United Kingdom.

Traditional holiday meals

It’worth to know that Christmas menu can be slightly different depending on areas of the UK. Very known foods at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers usually buy a frozen turkey, next de-freeze it, roast and serve with sauces as they wish. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different in others areas. For instance, in north part of America popular version is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbs. People in Britain would like to herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Turkey well fit to roast potatoes. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – little sausages wrapped in bacon which often accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in the family, an alternative for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.

Holiday pudding

Dried fruit with brandy butter are form of Christmas dessert. Other dessert is mince pies – tiny crumpets with cranberries, nuts nutmeg and another ingredients. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be ideal with a cup of coffee or glass of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started long time before holiday. It contains mixture of fruits and nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before holiday dinner cake is enrobed in layer of marzipan. With red band that sweet looks awesome.

Important vegetable served on Christmas Eve supper is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though a lots of Britishers don’t like it, brussel sprouts very often are on the table at Christmas. Other popular vegetable on Christmas dinner is boiled peas or red cabbage.

Christmas is nice time – also for our nutrition. Trying of typical Christmas foods is important part of every Christmas Eve supper. Bon appétit!