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British food used to be thought of as bland and uninteresting. Not any more.

This is a list of popular British recipes you may enjoy.

Use them to put together a delicious traditional British meal from main course to vegetables to dessert.

British Food Main Courses

Prime Rib Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

Steak and Ale

Fish and Chips

Sheppards Pie

Corned Beef and Cabbage (a traditional Irish recipe)

Roast Pork – I am not sure if the British would add the lemon and garlic, but they sure work for me.

Beef Curry

Lamb Chops with Red Currant Sauce

Lamb Roast with Red Wine Marinade

Lamb Curry with Mango Chutney

Potatoes and Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts

Scones and Desserts

Scones are easy to make, with no kneading required. Serve with butter, clotted cream (similar to whipped cream) and strawberry jam or raspberry jam.

Apple Crisp

Bread Pudding

Butter Tarts (similar to British treacle tarts)

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Lemon Sorbet

Strawberry Ice Cream

Pavlova – a light and lovely meringue.

Gingerbread Cake

Shortbread Cookies – a Scottish tradition, especially during the holidays.

Trifle – a must have on Christmas day but great any time.

Fruit Cake – Traditionally served during the Christmas holidays and one of my personal favorites.

Plum Pudding – another British Christmas favorite.

Although the Brits still love their traditional roasted meat dinners with roasted potatoes and veg (vegetables), more and more variety is coming into British cooking.

If you asked a British person the most popular foods in England they would as often say curry or Italian pasta as roast beef.

Indian food, especially curries, are very popular in England. India was a colony of the British Empire for many years and most British people are quite fond of curry.

Traditionally British food has been heavy on the meat, with large roasts served with potatoes and one side vegetable.

Nowadays, the British, like all of us, are discovering the wonderful flavors of the foods of the world. You will find many, many Indian restaurants in Britain of course, but also Thai, Italian, Greek and Japanese.

Like the rest of us as well, lately there is a move towards more healthy eating.

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