When it comes to Christmas in Australia, we often picture the classic BBQ, seafood platter, and pavlova. But why not put a fresh and innovative spin on your Christmas lunch this year? In this blog post, we'll explore some new and exciting ideas to make your Aussie Christmas lunch unique and unforgettable.
Give your Christmas lunch a spicy twist by preparing a Tandoori Turkey. Marinate the turkey in a flavorful mix of yogurt, spices, and herbs, then roast it to perfection. The result? A juicy, tender turkey with a unique and delicious flavor profile. Serve it with a cooling raita and naan bread on the side
Asian-Inspired Seafood Stir-Fry
Swap out the traditional seafood platter for a vibrant Asian-inspired Seafood Stir-Fry. Combine prawns, squid, and fish with colourful veggies and toss them in a zesty stir-fry sauce. Serve it over steamed jasmine rice for a light and flavourful dish that embraces the flavours of Asia.
Vegetarian Christmas Roast
Catering to vegetarian or vegan guests? Create a show-stopping Vegetarian Christmas Roast. You can make a delicious roast using a whole roasted cauliflower or butternut squash, stuffed with a medley of nuts, herbs, and dried fruits. Slice it into hearty portions and serve it with a rich, savoury gravy
Elevate your side dishes with fusion flavours. Try making a Mango and Avocado Salad with a zesty lime and chilli dressing or a Sweet Potato and Feta Bake with a touch of Mediterranean influence. These side dishes will add a surprising and delightful twist to your Christmas lunch.
For dessert, go for an Exotic Sorbet selection. Create a sorbet bar featuring unique flavours like passionfruit, lychee, and guava. Guests can build their own sorbet bowls with a variety of toppings like fresh tropical fruits, candied ginger, and toasted coconut. It's a light and refreshing way to end your Christmas meal.
Craft Beer and Cider Tasting
Offer your guests an assortment of local craft beers and ciders for a unique and interactive experience. Create a tasting station with a selection of brews that pair well with your Christmas dishes. You can even include a few non-alcoholic options for those who prefer them.
This Christmas, break free from tradition and infuse your Aussie Christmas lunch with new and exciting ideas. Whether it's a Tandoori Turkey, an Asian-Inspired Seafood Stir-Fry, or a Vegetarian Christmas Roast, you have plenty of options to create a memorable and unique festive feast. Spice up your side dishes, explore exotic sorbet flavours, and add a craft beer and cider tasting experience to make your Christmas lunch a true culinary adventure. Embrace the flavours of the world and surprise your family and friends with a Christmas lunch they won't soon forget.