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Ideas for fantastic Christmas Lunch in Boston

By Line Arias 11/14/2019 3 minutes

Boston is an old city, and it was founded in the 17th century, and it was a part of a distant British colony. It looks more British than any other city in America. It was the city where the American Revolution kicked off. The protesters threw tea into the sea to make a statement against colonial rule. However, there are some things left in the city which belonged to the British, for instance, old buildings and food. Tea was one of the most important exports of the British, but there are some foods which have been eaten by people over the years. Christmas in Boston is very different than other cities since there is an attachment to the old world in this city. If you are going to spend your Christmas in Boston, you will witness a classic Christmas. There are different foods popular in the city; however, if we talk about lunch, then there is a wide range of delicious recipes you can have in the city.

Before cooking at Christmas, you can join a cooking class or a team building activity, and your cooking skills will surely increase.  But there are some other great ideas for Christmas lunch in Boston, which I am going to tell you. 

Fish and chips:chip and fish

Let's talk about the appetizer before coming to the main course of the lunch, what could be classier than fish and chips. Boston welcomed this British favourite when the first fish and chips shop was opened in the 19th century in London. You can find several places in Boston which still serve fish and chips as British did.

 

You can make your fish and chips at your home for Christmas lunch. Most of the time it is a white fish, cod or Pollock is battered in flour, and it is deep-fried till its colour turn golden. It is crackly and served with oil-slicked fries. It can be entertaining to have fish and chips as appetizers. You will love the aroma of the deep-fried white fish on your table. Matt Murphy's Pub's and The Barking Crab are the places you should visit.

Roast beef sandwich:

Sandwiches are easy to make, and they can be served anywhere and anytime. Boston has developed its taste in Roast Beef Sandwich. It is a unique idea that you can give it a try. Christmas is the name of great dishes and flavours and having roast beef sandwich can be very appealing and appetizing.

This sandwich is stacked with heaps upon heaps of roast beef. Beef cut in thin slices makes it tender. You can roast beef as you wish, but pink beef slices look great in a sandwich, and the juiciness is just too much to resist. However, the traditional recipe requires onion rolls as well where beef slices are sandwiched into onion rolls.

There are several places in Boston where you can find Roast Beef Sandwich, such as Cusser's Roast Beef and Seafood, cutty's, Harrison's Roast Beef but the best one is Kelly's Roast Beef.

 

Meatballs and spaghetti:

 

You can have a two-course meal on your lunch, can't you? Then why shouldn't you give a try to meatballs and spaghetti? The spaghetti is one of the most famous pasta on the planet earth. Every country has its own recipe for pasta. There are hundreds of recipes you can follow.

Moreover, you can make your pasta at home since it is Christmas. Preparing food on Christmas is a whole activity which requires that everyone should be working in the kitchen to help in cooking. So, you shouldn't be worried about work. Consider cooking meatballs and spaghetti. If you want to enjoy Christmas lunch, then you should make your pasta since you can buy the best pasta machine maker online.

All you have to do is to make a tomato sauce and drop some meatballs in it then boil your pasta. You can either put the pasta in the sauce, or you can make server them separately, where one can put as much sauce as they want on the pasta.

Yankee pot roast:

It is not the usual main course you have on your Christmas lunch because it is Bostonian. It looks British like the buildings of Boston. Yankee pot roast is popular in New England kitchens. Its richness and flavour have made it to our list. It looks like a complete meal. You cannot finish it all by yourself, and you will need your perfect family for this and what another occasion could be more suitable for this.

Severe cuts of beef are roasted for hours. It is simmered since the meat is seared in the pot and then some stock added with thyme, baby carrots and potatoes. It simmers on low heat for a while. However, beef can be put in the oven as well to bring out its colour, and it will help the beef to cook entirely, but it will stay juicy and flavorful without turning grey. Severe cuts of beef can take hours to cook, and it brings out the flavour. 

Durgin-Park, Henrietta's Table, Merchants Row and Pleasant Café are the places where you can find amazingly delicious Yankee pot roast easily.

Boston cream pie:

You can have a cream pie as a dessert after eating that pot Yankee pot roast. It was created at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in 1856, and a French chef Augustine Francois Anezin baked it. It was considered as chocolate cream pie when it came into existence. It is a simple recipe that includes two rounds of sponge cake soaked in custard, painted with rum syrup and then it is finished with chocolate fondant. It is a simple, fun, flavorful, colourful and delicious cream pie that you can eat. You should give it a try on your Christmas lunch. You can find this at Flour Bakery & Cafe, Magnolia's Bakery, Omni Parker House and Oak Long plus kitchen. 

These were the ideas for your Christmas lunch in Boston. You can enjoy your lunch in Boston since there are many options available for you, from fish and chips to Yankee Pot Roast.



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Line Arias

This post is written by Line Arias who has been working as a nutritionist for ten years now. She recently collaborated with health and fitness spa, NYC, and since then, she has been working on weight loss’ meal prep plans.

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