Seafood as an integral part of any Christmas menu and there is no better way than to incorporate it into your side salads! From cured salmon to lobster tails, these seafood salads will be crowd pleasers!
In Australia, seafood is a must in any Christmas event. As we spend our Christmas in the summer, there is nothing better than cool fresh oysters doused in citrusy lemon and a huge serving of cooked prawns or shrimp.
The hot weather definitely calls for these dishes so that not everything we eat is straight out of the oven.
It is so popular that you actually have to order them in advance. We can’t freeze them so buying them a few days early isn’t an option.
Otherwise you have to queue for quite some time or even worse, run the risk not being able to get any at all. I’m not going to tell my mother I couldn’t get any seafood for Christmas!
Salads are an important part of our Christmas menu because it has the added bonus of being able to be served at room temperature. It certainly eases the over worked kitchen and gives us a chance to space out the cooking process.
Adding seafood to the salads is something we enjoy doing and hence we have created a whole bunch of recipes for your inspiration.
Perhaps our most sought-after seafood recipe for Christmas is our Beetroot Cured Salmon with Black Fish Roe.
Not only is it an absolutely delicious salad that is time and time again proven to be incredibly popular, it is stunning. The vibrant red hues of the beetroot stained salmon against a dollop of jet-black fish roe is truly gorgeous.
Let’s not forget the lobster tail that is served up with sweet, fresh mangos, perfect for the summer or the Gin infused prawns/shrimp for the adults to enjoy.
Baby cuttlefish in an Asian style finish just to mix it up a bit and of course, hot smoked salmon recipes that offer salty notes.
We hope that you’ll find a seafood recipe that you’ll like and more importantly that will impress your friends and family. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the silly season!
A big Christmas lunch or dinner deserves a salad that will impress your guests. This Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad is spectacular, not to mention delectable!
Every year at The Devil Wears Salad we make this dish either at the request of our family and friends. Time and time again it disappears in flash and is always so appreciated.
Easy and delightful. Who doesn’t like that? Our Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad is quick and simple to whip up. The delicious lemony, herby and silky parsley egg dressing will take the dish to another level.
Ceviche, cebishe, seviche… however, you wish to call it, we’re excited to incorporate this well-known south American dish with the glorious red pomelo.
This Ceviche Salad is aesthetically gorgeous and its sharp and tart flavours appeal to all seafood lovers!
The citrus yuzu jam creates a delicate aromatic dressing that provides a perfect counterpoint to the crunchy shaved Fennel and Apple Salad.
Topped with fresh succulent prawns and salty tobiko, this is an exquisite salad!
Who doesn’t love a good seafood salad? This Asian inspired Baby Cuttlefish Salad is paired with the crunch of the green papaya, pungent fish sauce and tamed by aromatic palm sugar.
Combining soba noodles with Asian Pear and Hot Smoked Salmon for a delicious meal on its own. Simple to make with delicious fresh flavours makes this gluten free salad a no brainer.
If you wish to spoil your guests this festive season, indulge in this Lobster Tail Salad drizzled with delicious homemade mango dressing. This salad promises to be refreshing, simple yet sophisticated and downright delicious.
Deliciously sweet with a shot of zing, Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi is a perfect meal for one, two or ten! The honey sweetness of golden kiwi paired with fresh prawns; buttery avocados tossed together with tangy red shallot vinaigrette creates contrast but a delectable balance.
This salad is not for the faint-hearted home cook. Designed to impress, this Kingfish Sashimi Salad requires sophisticated plating, a gourmet palate and use of a unique ingredient. Inspired by Japanese flavours, your guests will appreciate you all the more!
Complement the nutty flavours of this Forbidden Rice Salad with tasty sweet and umami shiro miso. Counterbalance the dense rice with the soft flakes of salmon and the creamy texture of edamame. What a beautifully balanced salad!
Succulent prawns marinated in a punchy gin and lime marinade and balanced by the creamy gem avocados, ruby grapefruit, peppery radishes and fresh lamb’s lettuce. This Prawn Salad recipe is calling for you all summer long!
Simple to prepare, this Cannellini Bean Salad combines umami miso and salty hot smoked salmon for a quick and surprisingly hearty lunch meal.
More Salad Collections
Here’s a fantastic array of other salad collections that just might take your fancy:
Easy Salad Dressing Recipes
Salad dressings are incredibly easy to make in the comfort of your own home. This way you can control the ingredients to suit your palate and you can make the exact portion you need for that one meal. Check out our collection!
Salad Ingredient Pairings
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