What do you eat at Christmas? (5 Recipes)

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, What do you eat at Christmas? We will discuss the options of Christmas food from all over the food and some precise steps to prepare them. 

What do you eat at Christmas?

You eat turkey, potatoes, Brussel sprouts, Yorkshire pudding, Christmas pudding, shrimps, cranberry sauce, roast ham, and roast turkey. 

Some foods that are exclusively eaten on Christmas day are mince pies, potato stuffing, eggnog, brandy butter, and Christmas cake. 

People also prefer to eat ravioli, turkey with oysters, spinach stuffings, baked potatoes, and glazed carrots. There is a lot of emphasis on green vegetables including Brussel sprouts, green beans, spinach, and broccolini. 

Some fancy items to serve this Christmas are prawn cocktails and smoked salmon. For soups try out making celeriac, hazelnut, and truffle soup, mushroom soup, and cauliflower soup.  

To start your morning, prepare and eat spiced bread with honey and tahini, cured salmon, gingerbread pancakes, and Brioche breakfast with crispy bacon.

Starters, Sauces, and Side dishes

For starters, the most popular food to make its way to the table is pate. Chicken liver pate, faux grass with pickles and toast, duck and pork terrine. 

Side Dishes and trimmings that do well are roast potatoes, roast carrots, bacon and sausage rolls, caramelized shallot mash.

A Christmas buffet is incomplete without sauces. You can have crispy onion and bread sauce, cranberry sauce, and gravy. 

Desserts

The list of Christmas desserts is neverending from Christmas pudding, Christmas trifles, cheesecake pudding, yule log, and mince pies. 

Fruit Breads and cakes ought to be the most eaten food on Christmas. Stollen is prepared on Christmas in Germany as a fruit bread with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and icing sugar.

Let us elaborate on some options to prepare for Christmas;

Holiday Cheese Board

Pick out any Brie, blue cheese cheddar, or goat cheese.

Get some deli meat including prosciutto and spicy salami.

 Next, you need fruit. Choose from pomegranates, persimmons, winter citrus, grapes, and either apples or pears.

For spreads, you can have fig preserves, honey, or cranberry sauce. Also assort some nuts and crackers from ritz, salty almonds, roasted pistachios, and walnuts.

If you like, throw in some salty olives, pickles, and marinated artichokes. 

Roasted Cauliflower and parsnip soup

 Preheat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

 Arrange cauliflower, parsnip, shallots, garlic, thyme on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper, and drizzle some olive oil.

 Roast for around half an hour.

 Simmer some stock with seasoning. Blend the stocks and vegetables and puree until the mixture becomes smooth.

 Add sour cream or creme fraiche.

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Take some tender mushrooms and fill them with cream. Sprinkle some shredded bacon on top. Bake for a few minutes and serve.

Mashed Potatoes

To make mashed potatoes, peel your potatoes and simmer in boiling water.

 After you discard the water, heat a cup of milk with a chunk of butter.

 Add the potatoes, and chopped parsley. Mix and turn to make the mix smooth and creamy. 

How to make brown buttered vegetables using carrots, leeks, and Brussel sprouts?

 To make 3-in-1 brown buttered vegetables, boil the vegetable by starting with carrots, then adding sprouts and leeks.

Take a pan and add a helping of butter. Sizzle until the butter becomes brown. Add sage and black pepper and the rest of the vegetables.

After the vegetables become brown and crispy, take them out and season with sea salt. Cook carrots, parsnips, and red onions together. Start by preheating your oven to 400 Fahrenheit. Cut your vegetables and saute in olive oil with salt and black pepper. Spread out the vegetables in a baking pan and cook for around 20 minutes until it becomes tender.

How to cook Christmas ham?

To prepare your Christmas ham, you can either marinade or glaze it. simmer your bay-infused cider and roast with mustard and demerara glaze.

Add carrots, onion, bay leaves, celery, and peppercorn. Boil and simmer for an hour. Keep the broth aside.

Take the skin off the gammon, leaving an inch of fat on the surface. 

Make a thick paste by mixing mustard and sugar and adding it to the joint of the ham. 

Arrange your gammon on a roasting tin layered with foil. Put it on a rack and pour the cooking liquor to stop the meat from drying out. 

Bake the ham for 25 to 30 minutes, until it takes on a golden color. While it bakes, baste it a few times with the broth.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question, What do you eat at Christmas? We discussed the options of Christmas food from all over the food and some precise steps to prepare them.

Citations

https://www.thespruceeats.com/classic-recipes-christmas-dinner-menu-4173864

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g635/holiday-recipe-book-1108/?slide=1

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Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.