Christmas meals in the United Kingdom

Christmas meals in the United Kingdom - is not only gifts, relax and time dedicated to important people but also… delicious food! Let’s see what we can find in traditional Christmas dinner menu in the UK.

Typical holiday foods

You should know that Christmas menu can be a bit different in different regions of the UK. Very popular foods at Christmas table is turkey. People often 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 has different variants in different regions. For instance, in north part of America known choice is chestnut stuffing – chestnut puree mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers prefer herb stuffing, mainly with rosemary. Meat great fit to roast potatoes. Unusual part of Christmas dinner is chipolatas – small sausages wrapped in bacon which usually accompany the turkey. In case of vegetarians in the family, the replacement for turkey is a nut roast filled of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.

Holiday cakes

Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas pudding. Other dessert is mince pies – little pies filled cranberries, nuts sugar and other ingredients. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of tea or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is started long time before holiday. It contains fruits and nuts and every few days is „fed” with brandy. Before Christmas dinner it is douse in layer of marzipan. Wrapped in clared band that cake looks gorgeous.

Important vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often with bacon. Even though many peaple do not like it, brussel sprouts almost always can be found on the Christmas table. Another eaten vegetable this time dinner is boiled carrots and red cabbage.

Christmas is amazing time – also for our diet. Tasting of typical Christmas foods is relevant element of every Christmas Eve supper. Enjoy your meal!