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8 Seafood dishes to wow your guests this Christmas

Our daily countdown of fantastic recipes to cook this festive season. Today we share 8 seafood recipes.

17 Dec 2018
 
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Summertime at the coast is a wonderful time of the year. Swimming at the beach, ice cream cones and of course, lots of seafood meals shared with friends. We’ve rounded up 8 of our favourite hot and cold seafood dishes - ideal for lazy lunches or even glam dinner parties! 

1. Salmon mousse timbales

With the help of a handy muffin tray, you can easily make these smoked salmon parcels filled with a light and creamy salmon mousse. They’re the perfect make-ahead starter course for Boxing Day lunch or even a picnic under the trees. Serve with crackers and a cold glass of wine! 

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2. Low carb shrimp toast 

These tasty toasts are excellent canapes at your New Years Eve cocktail party. Easy, tasty finger foods that are light on carbs! 

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3. Summer fish Caprese salad

We love this summery salad with snoek, served with lots of olive oil and a side of fresh bread. The fresh basil adds a great flavour, and who doesn’t love fresh Mozzarella? 

4. Low carb trout "sushi"

This was one of our best recipes of the year - because it is so delicious and so easy! It’s a great recipe if you want to get the kids involved in the kitchen, and the results are so impressive! 

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5. Smoked salmon trout with lemongrass mayonnaise 

This impressive salad will have your guests oooh-ing over your kitchen skills. Serve with ice cold sparkling wine, as you celebrate the long Summer evenings on the patio. 

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6. Ginger, soy and lime baked fish

Pick up some fresh fish (or catch your own!) for this Asian inspired baked fish dish. This is a great recipe for family style dining! 

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7. Herby trout with almond crust

A gluten-free crumbed fish recipe; this one is packed with textures and flavours. Squeeze some fresh lemon to finish, and impress the family with this delicious main course. 

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8. Paella

The one pan meal that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. We love paella for its versatility, heartiness and the fun of eating seafood with your hands. A great main course for a dinner party, served with a wooded Chardonnay for an all round 10 out of 10 meal!

Hungry for more? Check out our festive feasting recipe section

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