These festive seafood recipes are perfect for those who want to try something different this season.

If you’ve grown bored of your usual recipe repertoire then these fail-safe favourites, from Love Seafood, are guaranteed to shake things up this festive period.

Festive seafood recipe 1 – Firecracker Coconut Prawns

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Festive seafood recipes: Firecracker Coconut Prawns. Image: Love Seafood

The spicy Sriracha coating and crunchy coconut crumb on these firecracker prawns, makes them ideal for sharing.

Skill Level: Medium
Serves: 24
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins


  • 500g large cooked and peeled king prawns
  • 150ml Sriracha sauce
  • 50g plain flour
  • 150g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 75g panko breadcrumbs
  • Light mayonnaise and Sriracha for the dip
  • Fry-Light oil


  1. Set out a plate with the plain flour, a small bowl with the Sriracha and a plate for the coconut.
  2. Dip each prawn first in the flour, then Sriracha, then coconut.
  3. Repeat the steps until all the prawns are coated, place them on a non-stick baking sheet.
  4. Spray each prawn lightly with Fry-Light before placing in a preheated oven at 220°c/200°c fan, for 10-12 minutes, or until the prawns are cooked through.
  5. To make the dipping sauce, mix mayonnaise and Sriracha according to taste. Serve immediately.

Festive seafood recipe 2 – Asian-style Tartare Bites

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Festive seafood recipes: Tuna Tartare Bites. Image: Love Seafood

These Asian-style tuna tartare bites are a fantastic small dish to serve guests over the winter festivities.

Skill Level: Easy
Serves: 15
Prep time: 15 mins


  • 250g sushi-grade tuna
  • 2 tbsp very finely grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 15-20 rice crackers or other toast-style crackers
  • 1 tbsp black and white sesame seeds, to garnish


  1. Using a very sharp knife, carefully cut the raw tuna into small cubes.
  2. Place the tuna into a mixing bowl and add the ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and chopped spring onions. Mix well.
  3. Just before serving, stir in the lime juice. Place a spoonful of the tuna tartare mix on each of the crackers.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Festive seafood recipe 3 – Classic Prawn Cocktail

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Festive seafood recipes: Prawn Cocktail. Image: Love Seafood

Is it really Christmas Day without a classic prawn cocktail? We’ve mixed things up by plating our dish, however a wine glass or dessert coupe works just as well.

Skill Level: Easy
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins


  • 400g cooked, peeled king prawns
  • 2-3 little gem lettuce, shredded
  • 6 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce and/or Tobasco, according to preference
  • Ground black pepper
  • Smoked paprika and fresh dill, to garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco, if using. Season well with black pepper.
  2. Add the prawns and stir well to coat thoroughly.
  3. Arrange the shredded lettuce on the plates and divide the prawn mixture evenly.
  4. Garnish the prawns with a pinch of smoked paprika and a spring of fresh dill.

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