Aussies love their seafood at Christmas time, and Aldi's luxury seafood specials fly off the shelves every year as families clear their freezers to make room for the gourmet entertaining centrepieces.
Mark in the calendar Wednesday, 25 October, as the supermarket is releasing its frozen festive seafood range for those super-organised hosts who want to make sure they have the first choice of what's on offer.
Top of the list for families around the country this year will no doubt be the lobster tails, tiger prawns and scallops, so let's take a closer look at what Aldi is serving up.
"Aldi's frozen seafood range offers a convenient option for customers looking to plan ahead this festive season, with additional fresh seafood products to be made available in time for Christmas Day," said Aldi's Kylie Warnke.
If you want to make a great first impression with guests over the festive period, Aldi has a selection of seafood canapés on offer.
The Ocean Royale Lobster Puff Pastry Canapés 8pk/240g ($6.99) offer premium lobster meat with cream cheese and herb filling in a puff pastry for an indulgent starter.
Then there are the Ocean Royale Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Canapés 8pk/240g ($6.99) and the Ocean Royale Extra Large Scallops with Maple Flavoured Bacon 6pk/270g ($13.99).
The Main Event
Expected to fly off shelves, the Ocean Royale Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter Glaze 2pk/380g ($34.99) are the perfect luxury addition to any festive table.
"If you're looking to add a little extra something-something to the table, these lobster tails will elevate your dining experience to new levels of sophistication. We know that they are a customer favourite to celebrate this fun time of year," Kylie Warnke says.
Is it even Aussie Christmas without prawns? The Ocean Royale Large Australian Tiger Prawns 1kg ($26.99 per kg) are said to be firm, sweet and succulent.
The Ocean Royale Garlic & Herb Butterflied Prawns 400g ($13.99) are ready for easy eating, while the responsibly sourced whole Atlantic Salmon Side with Toscana Style Herb Crust 700g ($22.99) looks beautiful on a plate.
And even if you can't fit it in on Christmas day, the Ocean Royale Salmon Wellington with Cheese and Dill Sauce 700g ($15.99) makes an ideal Christmas Eve or Boxing Day meal with a simple salad on the side.
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