The best Christmas fish recipes for a summer celebration

Including a fish dish in your Christmas spread not only means you’ve got dietary requirements covered, but you’ve got a fresh, summer dish to serve alongside the usual hot Christmas ham and Aussie seafood platter.


1. Kingfish tartare with spicy almond aioli

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2. Crispy fish tacos with smoky raspberry barbecue sauce

These crispy tacos are a great way to start off the celebrating, simply set them out and watch them get devoured!

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3. Smoked trout blini

A bite-sized morsel is a great Christmas starter, even better when it’s made with smoked trout!

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4. Cheat’s salmon gravlax

Super simple, super impressive and super Christmassy! This cheat’s salmon gravlax is the way to go this year.

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5. Nori cracker poké


Feel like you want to serve something a little fancier? These nori poke crackers are a great fish starter, and are easy to make!

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6. Smoked salmon flatbreads


A sophisticated fish starter involves crème fraiche, smoked salmon and flatbread of course!

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7. Smoked salmon and avocado roulade


This roulade takes only 10 minutes to prep and is absolutely scrumptious!

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8. Salmon croustades


Croustades means ‘little cups’, and these little cups may look fancy but they are so easy to make! Serve with some micro herbs for the perfect fish summer starter.

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9. Barbecue-baked miso side of salmon


Add a miso twist to your usual baked salmon with this recipe! What could be better than a bit of Asian-fusion for your Christmas day spread?

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10. Baked ocean trout fillet with tangy salsa criolla


This fresh, summery fish recipe is great for a Christmas table that loves vibrant reds and greens! Paired with a tangy salsa criolla, this baked ocean trout is the way to go.

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11. Olive-crusted yellowbelly with citrus


Light, easy to make and oh so fresh, this yellowbelly takes the cake! The addition of oranges and lemons gives the perfect citrusy finish!

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12. Whole barbecued snapper with salsa rossa


Barbecue your fish whole, then serve with a chilli and capsicum salsa for a feed fit for all your Christmas guests!

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13. Salmon with pomegranate and herb crumb


This light and zingy fish dish will rise to the occasion and give your friends and family something to rave about!

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14. Glazed salmon


This glazed salmon is great for when you’re feeding a crowd. Serve hot or at room temperature for an unbeatable fish dish!

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15. Baked fish with lemon caper butter


Cooking white fish in a tangy butter with lemon slices means it becomes so succulent you won’t need any other sauce!

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16. Baked salmon with citrus soy dressing and fennel


Entertaining is easy with this salmon recipe! Cooked with orange and lemon zest and served with rice, this dish covers all your bases for Christmas day!

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17. Plum and miso salmon with roasted spiced plums


Combine miso and spiced plums for the perfect summery Christmas twist on your salmon!

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