Nottingham's perfect Christmas dinner has been revealed - and stuffing isn't a priority
Turkey is the most-important element of Christmas dinner, according to the people of Nottingham
What makes the perfect Christmas dinner is a topic of widespread debate. Some say turkey is a no-brainer while others suggest roast potatoes are the star of Crimbo lunch.
The study revealed that in Nottingham, 56% of residents consider roast turkey a vital part of their Christmas celebration, and they won't be turning their backs on this tradition.
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Gravy is the most preferred accompanying element, favoured by 40% of residents. Additionally, 37% of residents plan to add a dash of cranberry sauce for a sweet and tangy flavour to their plates.
When it came to trimmings, the top three choices were roast potatoes and pigs in blankets, both receiving 24% of the votes, indicating a strong preference. Following closely behind were brussels sprouts, chosen by 10% of respondents.
How does Nottingham compare to the rest of the UK?
The study found that for the UK, as a whole, the traditional roast Turkey still reigns as the favourite Christmas centrepiece with over half (54%) of respondents claiming this is the main that will be featuring on the most dinner plate’s this festive season.
Following far behind in joint second place, 22% of Brits opt for roast beef or roast chicken as their Christmas plate main instead.
When it comes to the Christmas trimmings, the humble potato takes the lead with nearly a quarter (24%) of all respondents saying roast potatoes are non-negotiable at Christmas.
These are followed by pigs in blankets (20%) while, perhaps unexpectedly, Brussels sprouts came third as the most anticipated trimming by 1 in 10 Brits.
As for condiments, the classic complimentary sauce for turkey will still feature on the plate for the majority with 28% choosing cranberry sauce, however 16% will be having mint sauce instead, despite roast lamb not being named as a top meat choice.
Surprisingly though for what is essentially a British roast, only 44% of respondents said they will be having gravy with their meal, meaning over half will be eating their Christmas dinner without this roast meal staple.