Christmas

Modern Christmas recipes you’ll love

A modern Christmas menu featuring summer desserts, hearty savoury lunches and gourmet salads.

There’s nothing wrong with the classic roast turkey, boiled puddings and fruit mince pies – in fact, we love them – but sometimes you get sick of eating the same thing every year and feel like mixing it up. Luckily, the warm Australian climate allows us to do just that, so we’ve experimented with fresh flavours to bring you a wonderfully modern Christmas menu. From our poached duck salad to our raspberry yoghurt terrine, this is the best way to jazz up your Christmas table.

Looking for more Christmas seafood, Christmas salads or are more into a traditional Christmas recipes?

barbecued squid and chorizo with black olive and parsley dressing

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Barbecued squid and chorizo with olive dressing

Barbecued squid and chorizo with olive dressing

The combination of fresh barbecued squid and salty squid works so well together, you’ll be surprised you haven’t tried it earlier! Serve with crusty toast and a fresh olive dressing for an ultimate flavour kick.

FROZEN CHRISTMAS Pudding

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Frozen Christmas pudding

Frozen Christmas pudding

This sweet and creamy Christmas pudding pairs two types of homemade ice-cream to create a delicious frozen dessert to serve during the festive season. You’ll even get yummy chunks of dried fruit and dark chocolate with each bite.

Barbecued pork with nam jim
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Barbecued pork with nam jim

Barbecued pork with nam jim

Crispy on the outside, deliciously tender on the inside – this tasty pork loin is perfect served with fragrant ginger roasted carrots and a zesty Asian nam jim sauce.

POACHED DUCK AND CASHEW SALAD WITH DUCK CRACKLING

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Poached duck and cashew salad with duck crackling

Poached duck and cashew salad with duck crackling

roast beef with fresh herbs and blue cheese sauce

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Roast beef with fresh herbs and blue cheese sauce

The combination of tender herb-coated roast beef and creamy blue-cheese sauce is unbeatable. The perfect starter for a big dinner party!

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Grilled prawns with lemongrass and lime

Grilled prawns with lemongrass and lime

Feed the family this deliciously fresh grilled prawn dish. Perfect for the weekend or an easy weeknight meal.

salt, lemon and rosemary-cured beef

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Salt, lemon and rosemary-cured beef

Salt, lemon and rosemary-cured beef

Make your own rosemary and lemon cured beef to sit atop crisp sourdough toasts with sour cream – perfect for a canape or starter at your next dinner party.

WARM CHICKEN, LABNE & MAPLE WALNUT SALAD

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Warm chicken, labne and maple walnut salad

Warm chicken, labne and maple walnut salad

An exotic and exquisite salad.

honey muscat cake with orange syrup

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Honey muscat cake with orange syrup

Honey muscat cake with orange syrup

Drizzled with orange syrup and topped with Greek yoghurt and fresh grapes, this cake is both delicious and stunning.

HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD WITH PROSCIUTTO

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Heirloom tomato salad with prosciutto

Heirloom tomato salad with prosciutto

The combination of fresh mixed tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella and cured prosciutto works perfectly together in this fresh summer salad.

pecorino and nigella seed biscuits

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Pecorino and nigella seed biscuits

Pecorino and nigella seed biscuits

barbecued chilli and tamarind beef

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Barbecued chilli and tamarind beef

Barbecued chilli and tamarind beef

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Lobster with fennel salad

Gather up the family and enjoy this fresh lobster with fennel salad – the perfect seafood dish for the festive season (or any time).

raspberry panettone

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Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries

Panettone with mascarpone and raspberries

Enjoy this traditional sweet panettone dish, complete with creamy mascarpone and fresh raspberries. A perfect way to end Christmas lunch or dinner.

carrot, fetta and quinoa tarts with salsa verde

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Carrot, feta and quinoa tarts with salsa verde

Carrot, feta and quinoa tarts with salsa verde.

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Oysters with chilli and ginger dressing

Fresh and full of flavour – oysters with chilli and ginger dressing. The perfect Summer meal.

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Pistachio meringue with white peaches and berries

Sweet, sugary, and the perfect Christmas treat! This indulgent pistachio meringue with white peaches and berries is the ultimate dessert.

BARBECUED PRAWNS WITH CHILLI LIME DRESSING

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Barbecued prawns with chilli lime dressing

Barbecued prawns with chilli lime dressing

Use your fingers to dig in to these lip-smacking, spicy barbecued prawns.

twice cooked asian pork belly

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Twice-cooked asian pork belly with steamed ginger rice

Twice-cooked asian pork belly with steamed ginger rice.

Bourbon-glazed ham with warm potato and celery salad

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Bourbon-glazed ham with warm potato and celery salad

Make your own bourbon-glazed ham with a warm potato and celery salad.

Ginger and lemongrass whole baked snapper

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Ginger and lemongrass whole baked snapper

Prepare your tastebuds for a flavour explosion with this glorious ginger and lemongrass baked whole snapper. Drizzle on the sweet chilli sauce and dig in.

raspberry, yogurt and strawberry terrine with berry and mint salad

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Raspberry, yoghurt and strawberry terrine with berry and mint salad

Refreshing raspberry, yoghurt and strawberry terrine with a sweet berry and fresh mint salad – a show-stopping dessert for your next dinner party!

ITALIAN-STYLE TURKEY ROLL WITH PorkandFennelSausageStuffing

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Italian-style turkey roll with pork and fennel sausage stuffing

Italian-style turkey roll with pork and fennel sausage stuffing

It’s important not to overcrowd the turkey, fennel and lemon in the baking dish so they cook evenly and caramelise.

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