Christmas seafood recipes to get ahead with your festive feast planning

How good is an Australian seafood Christmas?

Chilli, gin and orange salt-baked spanner crab; Photo: Alicia Taylor
When we talk Australian Christmas feasting, does it get any more 'Strayan than a table heaving with seafood? Keep the ocean's catch front and centre with oysters, scallops and prawn cocktails for starters, stunning fish and lobster dishes for the centrepiece mains, and plenty of options if you're firing up the barbecue.