Christmas is not only presents, rest and time dedicated to important people but also… fantastic meals! Let’s find out what is in traditional Christmas Eve supper in the UK.
Typical Christmas dishes
You should know that Christmas dinner can be a bit different depending on areas of the UK. Very popular dishes at Christmas table is turkey. People usually get a frozen one, then de-freeze it, roast and serve with garnishes as they like. Component of turkey can be also the stuffing, however stuffing can be different depending on areas. E.g., in North America known choice is chestnut stuffing – puree with chestnut mixed with onions, fat, breadcrumbs and herbage. Britishers prefer stuffing with herbage, mostly with thyme. Meat well fit to pudding yourkshire. Atypical part of Christmas Eve supper is chipolatas – little sausages wrapped in bacon which usually accompany the turkey. If there are vegetarians in home, the replacement for turkey can be a nut roast made up of roasted chestnuts, winter vegetables and mushrooms.
Dried fruit with brandy butter are kind of Christmas dessert. Another dessert is mince pies – little crumpets with cranberries, nuts nutmeg and other components. Baked and dusted with icing sugar they seem to be great with a cup of coffee or a bit of wine for the nice finish of Christmas Eve supper. Popular cake on the Christmas table is prepared long time before Christmas. It is composed of mixture of fruits and nuts and from time to time is filled with brandy. Before holiday dinner it is enrobed in layer of white icing. Wrapped in clared band that cake looks wonderful.
Key vegetable served on Christmas dinner is brussel sprouts, often steam. Although a lots of Britishers dislike it, brussel sprouts almost always are on the table at Christmas. Another eaten vegetable this time Eve supper is boiled peas and red cabbage.
Christmas is amazing time – also for our stomach. Trying of typical Christmas foods is relevant element of every holiday. Bon appétit!