03 January 2013

Christmas lunch with the family: Seafood and Pavlova (25 Dec 2012)

Merry Seafood Christmas

Christmas lunch always involves seafood in my family which we buy at the Sydney Fish Market on Christmas Eve. I really need to learn how to shucked oysters though so I can have them fresh with brine rather than buying them shucked in advance. King Tiger Prawns from Nicholas Seafood Traders were good. Alaskan King Crab was bought from Coles by my bargain hunter dad. Peeled from the shell and ready to go on the day. We always have plenty of salad and smoked ham too. For dessert we can't go past the pavlova dressed with as much fresh fruit and whipped cream to your liking. Fresh mango and passionfruit drizzled on top brings it to an extra yummy level. I hope you all had a special Christmas with family and friends.

Other Family Christmas lunches: 
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

PROS: A time to sit down with the family and be thankful
CONS: There's always a lot of washing up after Christmas lunch
MUST TRY: Learning to how to shuck an oyster
Port Stephens Sydney Rock Oysters ($18/dozen) from Doyle's @ Sydney Fish Market

King Tiger Prawns ($31.99/kg) from Nicholas Seafood Traders

Alaskan King Crab legs

Smoked salmon

Mum's potato salad

Bean salad

Make your own salad

Dutch carrots and fennel

Home cooked beetroot

Smoked ham

Mussels in tomato and white wine

Homemade garlic bread

Third Generation Gourmet Classic Salad Dressing and stuffed olives

Seafood cocktail sauce and lemons for the prawns and oysters

Full table

ACDC You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato 2011, Warburn Estate

Dress your own pavlova

Pavlova by Calais

Gingerbread Folk under the knife

Christmas tree

Silly jokes, toys and Christmas crackers


Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Happy New Year, Simon. The feast looks great, especially the decorated pav - I like the sounds of the "shipped" cream :)

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Happy New Year :D It looks like an epic Christmas feast! Just the way we like it haha

gaby @ lateraleating said...

I've been wanting to try those AC/DC wines... are they any good?

Simon Leong said...

hi tina, thanks for picking up the shipping not whipping. whoops!

hi nic, epic is always good.

hi gaby, actually was really nice. i'd happily have it again. quite funny how it's heavy rock and a sugar sweet soft wine though.

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