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15 seafood recipes that are perfect for your Christmas feast

One of the best things about a Kiwi Christmas is the fresh seafood! Dig into these delicious recipe ideas for enjoying prawns, salmon, whole fish, scallops and crayfish this festive season.

Watch our step-by-step video and see how easy it is to butterfly prawns for the BBQ.
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    Prawn and oyster platter

    This prawn and oyster platter is the perfect accompaniment to any summer event. With two fantastic sauce recipes, and lots of lemon to serve, this will keep all your guests happy.

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    Grilled mussels with pesto, sun-dried tomato and cheese

    Take your next nibbles up a notch with Nici Wickes' grilled mussels recipe. Topped with tasty goodies then cooked until bubbling, these little bites are perfect for sharing with friends and family over drinks

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    Barbecue prawn skewers with Bloody Mary salad bowls

    Nici Wickes transforms a cocktail hour favourite into a summer bite with this recipe. Try these little prawn Bloody Mary bowls as a starter, or serve with crusty bread for a more substantial meal

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    Spelt blini with hot-smoked salmon and crème fraîche

    Get the party started with this spelt blini with hot-smoked salmon and crème fraîche recipe! Perfect to hand around as a starter at a family gathering, these bite-size snacks are a delight.

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    Spicy prawn and watermelon bites

    This deliciously different combination of spicy prawn and juicy watermelon creates the perfect summer snack recipe. Enjoy at your next BBQ to impress your family and friends

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    Barbecued mussels with rocket pesto

    This delicious recipe is summer in a bowl! Tender barbecued mussels are paired with a punchy, peppery rocket pesto and lemon wedges. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all the juices


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    Zesty salmon platter

    A whole side of salmon makes a great Christmas treat.

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    Creamy mussel pot

    This creamy mussel dish is incredibly simple to make, and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. That's not to mention how delicious it is, and all that omega-3 and protein will give your health a fantastic boost!

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    Crumbed Christmas salmon

    Every so often, the family asks for something other than turkey for Christmas and with a third of the family non-meat eaters who will eat fish, this recipe of Nici Wickes is the answer.

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    Herbed crumbed fish

    At only $3.90 per serve, this herbed crumbed fish recipe is the perfect example of how you can enjoy delicious fare on a budget. Serve with baked fennel, tomatoes and crusty bread for a stunning weeknight meal

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    Barbecue salmon parcels

    Cooking seafood on the bbq has never been easier than this delicious barbecue salmon parcel recipe! Quick, easy and fresh, this dish will be your go-to this summer


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    Oven-baked salmon with salsa verde

    This delicate salmon recipe is the perfect addition to your next dinner party or family spread. Served with zingy salsa verde and plenty of lemon; this dish is simple sophistication at its best

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    Crispy-skinned fish with harissa dressing

    Fish pairs wonderfully in this Nici Wickes recipe with smoked mussels and spicy harissa dressing. Fire up the barbie and get these delicious North African flavours cooking.

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    Baked fish with a sesame, pistachio and harissa crust

    Nadia Lim's baked fish recipe may be the perfect entertaining meal. The oven does all the hard work to create this gluten-free dish that's ready in just 20 minutes. Be sure to serve hot sprinkled with coriander