Christmas foods in the UK

Christmas foods in the UK - isn’t only gifts, leisure and whiles dedicated to loved ones but also… delicious dishes! Let’s get to know what is in typical Christmas dinner menu in the United Kingdom.

Typical holiday meals

It’worth to know that Christmas foods can be slightly different in others areas in the UK. One of the most known dishes at Christmas table is turkey. Britishers usually get a frozen turkey, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, but stuffing can be different depending on regions. For example, in North America popular version is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. People in Britain would like to stuffing with herbs, mainly with thyme. Meat great fit to roast potatoes. Interesting part of Christmas dinner is pigs in blankets – small sausages in bacon which often accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, an alternative for turkey is a nut roast contained of roasted chestnuts, vegetables and mushrooms.

Holiday cakes

Dried fruit and brandy butter are form of Christmas pudding. Other dessert is mince pies – tiny crumpets with cranberries, nuts nutmeg and another ingredients. After baked they are ideal with a cup of tea or a bit of alkohol for the nice finish of Christmas dinner. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before holiday. It contains fruits and different nuts and from time to time is filled with whisky. Before holiday Eve supper cake is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in red ribbon that cake looks gorgeous.

Important vegetable given on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Even though many peaple don’t like it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the Christmas table. Other popular vegetable this time dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.

Holiday is nice time – also for our nutrition. Tasting of traditional Christmas meals is relevant part of every Christmas. Enjoy your meal!