The Great Australian Christmas Feast: 4 Must Try Dishes

Australian Christmas Feast

With seafood, turkeys, and BBQ feasts galore, the holidays are in full swing. Your whole family will enjoy these traditional Australian Christmas feast recipes this season.

1. Australia Prawn Cocktail 

As one of the top food ideas for Christmas, Prawn Cocktails are a classic for Australian holidays. This delicious dish is the perfect starter to kick off your meal. 

You may enjoy a garlic, lemon, and chilli Prawn Cocktail this season. For this dish, you’ll need deveined Prawns, garlic cloves, red chillies, lemon, ginger root, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. 

Start by arranging your Prawns in a cooking dish. Then, use a mortar and pestle to ground the garlic, chilli’s, and ginger. Add olive oil to the mix until you have a paste consistency. 

Next, pour the mixture on top of the Prawns and marinate for two to three hours. Bake the dish for four to six minutes or until pink. Finally, serve this delicious starter on a beautiful holiday plate with sea salt, black pepper, tomato salsa, or sour cream. 

2. Christmas Oysters Kilpatrick Feast

Meredith from Happy Christmas Company says “Keeping on the seafood theme, you’ll find a Christmas Oyster Feast on many dinner tables in Australia this holiday. As the Christmas weather is typically warm, seafood is a staple for a traditional Australian Christmas.”

For this recipe, you’ll need fresh oysters, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, butter, and sliced bacon. To complement your oysters, consider adding a fresh salad to this dish.

First, place your shucked oysters onto a baking sheet with aluminium foil. Set your oven to broil and top your oysters with a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and butter. Then, top the oysters with cooked bits of bacon. 

Next, broil your oysters for about one minute. Then, arrange on a beautiful Christmas dish for the perfect Australian seafood feast. You can also barbecue Oysters Kilpatrick on a grill for a smokier flavour. 

3. Simple Pavlova Dessert 

As a sweet treat for your holiday feast, Australian Pavlova is sure to please your guests. For this recipe you’ll need eggs, sugar, cream, cornflour, vanilla, and vinegar. You’ll also need fresh fruits like kiwi, strawberries, and banana.  

First, place your egg whites into a mixing bowl and whip them until they form bubbly peaks. Next, add in cornflour and sugar until the mixture is soft and thick.

Then, add vinegar and vanilla essence and mix for about one to two minutes. Scoop out the mixture and arrange it in a baking dish. Bake for about one hour or until the meringue is slightly golden and textured. 

As the meringue cools, mix sugar and vanilla into chilled cream until it thickens. Finally, add the whipped cream onto the cooled meringue and garnish with your sliced, fresh fruits. 

4. Pro Tip: BBQ Your Christmas Turkey

Rather than spending hours cooking your turkey in the oven, consider cooking it on the BBQ this holiday. 

In a saucepan, add oil, lemon juice, and seasonings of your choice like garlic, oregano, or thyme. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add turkey slices to a glass bowl with your oil marinade and chill for two hours.

Then, heat your BBQ to a medium temperature and grill your turkey slices for about 25 minutes, turning halfway through. Depending on your meat thickness and level of heat, the time on the BBQ may vary. Be sure your BBQ turkey is well-cooked throughout before serving. 

Experiment With Cooking Traditional Australian Food This Christmas

During the holiday season, food is surely the way to the heart. By cooking these flavourful recipes that are loved across Australia, you’ll please all your guests this Christmas. Experiment with these traditional dishes today and enjoy your feast. 



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