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What's more Australian than a Christmas barbie?

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Posted - December 24, 2020

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  • 4674
    Seafood - lobster, prawns, oysters - the expensive luxuries.
    Something live 40,000 tonnes sold at the Sydney fish markets this Xmas eve - even with Covid restrictions in place.
      December 25, 2020 9:07 AM MST
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  • 12546
    I'm allergic to oysters, and prawns are bait. I'm not a good enough cook to risk ruining lobster.
      December 25, 2020 3:39 PM MST
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  • 36971
    Cooking lobsters: Bring a large pot of brine to a full boil. Drop them into. They are done when you pick them up by the long antenna and they break. Ref: Maine lobsterman Ron Ugley.
      December 25, 2020 4:05 PM MST
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  • 4674
    Hope you enjoyed the BBQ then. :)
    Did you use any special ingredients to make it more festive? 
    Do you do the cooking yourself?
    What's your favourite style of BBQ?

      December 29, 2020 11:43 AM MST
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  • 12546
    I cook on the grill, my daughter does the potato salad and my wife does the Greek salad.
    Just the standard fare - sausages,  pork and beef sizzle steaks, bacon, burgers, chicken kebabs and half a dozen eggs.
    THE DESSERT was festive, Christmas is the only time I do a pav.
      December 30, 2020 1:04 AM MST
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  • 9204
    There's a lot of unhealthy meat on that grill. How many people was that for? And what's a pav?
      December 30, 2020 5:09 AM MST
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  • 12546
    Family gatherings are allowed in South Australia now, and we had leftovers for a couple of days - nobody wants to cook after a hectic Christmas Day with a trio of hyper toddlers.
    Pav is short for pavlova - a cake consisting of a meringue base topped with whipped cream and fruit. Prized in Australia and New Zealand, there's an ongoing squabble over who invented it (actually the English did, it's called Eton Mess over there but the only fruit they put on it is strawberries).
      December 30, 2020 5:19 AM MST
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  • 6088
    Some people like the meat and I would say they are entitled to make their own decisions for their own bodies.  Long as they don't tell me what to eat. 
      December 31, 2020 8:09 PM MST
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  • 9204
    Agreed.
      December 31, 2020 8:35 PM MST
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  • 6088
    That sounds very good!  I have rather a weakness for fried seafood which I seldom prepare at home.  Have been times I have indulged when I have put on up to 7 pounds. And oh am generally slim. 
      December 28, 2020 8:27 PM MST
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  • 4674
    Australia swelters in the heat at Xmas time.
    Until about the 60s and 70s, Anglo-Australians used to do the traditional English feast - but it caused discomfort both for the cook in the kitchen and for the diners - everything way too hot.
    So, slowly, people began buying seafoods, precooking them, and serving them cold with fancy salads, sauces and cold sweets afterwards. Gradually it took off and is now more common.
    Some people still like the traditional version, but they have it around June to July 25th - our winter.

    Seafoods are so healthy - I'm sure they help you stay trim.
      December 29, 2020 11:49 AM MST
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  • 36971
    Are you two rubbing it in? I'd love to join you. Off to the beach after that? This post was edited by Element 99 at December 30, 2020 5:06 AM MST
      December 25, 2020 9:46 AM MST
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  • 17763
    Enjoy!
      December 25, 2020 9:48 AM MST
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  • 36971
      December 25, 2020 9:50 AM MST
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