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Eating seafood at Christmas is an age-old Aussie tradition. Have you ever considered using your wood fired oven to though? Wood fired ovens are a great tool for cooking delicious seafood meals if have the knowhow. In this post, we will give you some delicious gourmet recipes for you try this Christmas.

Parcel Whole Baked Fish

This is a simple and delicious recipe for a whole baked fish.


1 Whole Fish (cleaned)

1 onion chopped finely

1 garlic chopped finely

White wine or white wine vinegar


Dill chopped finely

1 potato diced into small cubes

10 cherry tomatoes halved

Aluminium foil

Salt and pepper to season


Step 1: The fish will have a cavity from where it’s internals have been removed. In the cavity, stuff the garlic, onion, butter, and dill. Make sure you spread the stuffing around so the flavour can full infuse in the fish while it’s cooking.

Step 2: The next step is important. You need to make an envelope or parcel out of the aluminium foil. It should be airtight. Fold the foil in half and make it big enough so that there is ample foil to fold over again to cover the whole fish. Fold the ends over and then back on themselves. Your fish should now be in an envelope. Before you seal it shut at the potatoes, white wine, more butter, dill, and salt and pepper to taste.  Then seal it up nice and tight.

Step 3: Place the fish into the wood fired oven. You want the temperature to be around 180 degrees Celsius. The cooking time will depend on the size of the fish. For a medium sized fish, it should take about 20- 30 minutes. You will be able to gauge if the fish is cooked by the smell. After twenty minutes open up the parcels and check but be careful of the hot liquids inside the parcel. The fish should be tender and almost falling of the bone.

Step Four: Carefully unwrapped the fish and place it on a serving tray. Put the potatoes and tomatoes to one side and drizzle on some of the juice from the parcel. Add a knob of butter and some chopped dill for garnish. Enjoy.

Chilli Prawns




1 lemon


Salt Pepper


Step 1: Make a marinade out of the melted butter garlic. Mix it all together and throw in the shelled and de veined prawns. Allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Thread the prawns on barbecue skewers ready for cooking.

Step 3: heat a cast iron pan nice and hot and add some oil.

Step 4: Cook the prawns for about two minutes each side and baste them with the excess marinade.

Step 5: Serve them on a dish with lemon wedges.

We hope you enjoy our simple wood fired seafood recipes. Give them a try this Christmas and they will be the seafood hit of the Summer. And if you need a new outdoor cooker? Don’t forget Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens.

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