Australians love their seafood, so we’ve compiled some classic seafood recipes – for your next BBQ, dinner with friends, or Sunday lunch.

Summer is the season to seek out some incredible locally-sourced seafood, and create some masterpieces with your sea critters. Before you make most of these seafood recipes – make sure to test how fresh your produce is, with these key tips. 

Seafood & Barley Stew

Australian chef Stefano Manfredi shares one of his favourite seafood recipes.

Oven-baked Bugs with Seafood Nage

Head chef of Gambaro, Sunil Savur describes the best way to cook bugs.

Pan-seared Cone Bay Barramundi

Succulent fish with great sides to accompany it – thanks to guest chef Parashuram Pathka.

Ocean Trout with Salad Nicoise

Fresh trout on a bed of seasonal vegetables, courtesy of the executive chef at Victoria Park.

Thai Red Prawn Curry

Classic curry combining local prawns – and loads of flavour!

Mushroom & Prawn Pancakes

Quick, simple and a great entrée choice for entertaining

Mussel & Saffron Pies

Sure to give you nostalgia of home – thanks to celebrity chef Manu Feildel

Apple-wood & Cinnamon Smoked Sea Scallops

The gourmet choice for entertaining – intricate and incredibly flavoursome.

Red Emperor with Saffron Potatoes & Champagne Foam

Lobster, Red Emperor and white wine – a meal fit for a king!

Bush-spiced Barramundi with Sweet Potato Mash & Fruit Salsa

The perfect summer recipe, part of Olivia Newton-John’s healthy cookbook.

Chilli Prawns with Olive Braised Squid

A touch of heat for the lovers of spice, thanks to local chef Paul Pledge.

Seared Scallops with Vodka

A recipe from The Lure Seafood Restaurant – voted QLD’s Best Seafood Restaurant.

Crispy-skin Ocean Trout & Basil Pesto

Family-friendly ocean trout recipe from Hamilton Island head chef Stephane Rio.


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