The Best Finger Food to Serve at Christmas

Why not buck the trend this Christmas and serve a delicious variety of small dishes, tapas and finger foods? We show you how.

Christmas doesn’t have to be a full sit down affair – in fact, a carefully curated selection small dishes can be the perfect solution if you don’t fancy a big lunch in our searing heat or don’t have a dining room table But the true beauty of many of these is they can be prepared in advance, meaning less time slaving over the island and more time enjoying the company of your friends and family.

Whether you serve them as a meal o their own or to keep the crowd at bay before you serve the main course, these offerings are sure to please.

Here are our favourites.

To begin with…

1. Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon 

Served warm or cold, these morsels will delight.

Get the recipe: potato cakes with smoked salmon. 

2. Hanoi Crisp Parcels (Nam Ran)

Bring an Asian flavour to your Christmas with this delicious version of spring rolls.

Get the recipe: Hanoi crisp parcels

3. Smoked Salmon Cornets with Micro Herbs, Brioche and Avocado

If you really want to impress at your next cocktail party, look no further than these pretty smoked salmon cornets from Anthony Sullivan, Executive Chef at Forte Catering.

Get the recipe: Smoked Salmon Cornets with Micro Herbs, Brioche and Avocado 

4. Olive Schiacciate

Do as many of these as your patience will allow. There won’t be any leftover!

Get the recipe: Olive Schiacciate

For a bit more substance…

5. Mini Fillet Mignon Wrapped in Bacon with Horseradish Crème

These mini treats taste just as good as they look.

Get recipe: Mini Fillet Mignon Wrapped in Bacon with Horseradish Crème 

6. Potato Vegetable Samosas

Whether they’re served at the beginning of the night or as a mid night snack; you can’t go past these delicious potato samosas. 

Get the recipe: Potato Vegetable Samosas 

7. Rum and Coke Ribs

Have plenty of napkins on hand as you will definitely have sticky fingers!!! Oh and extra rum and coke for the chef.

Get the recipe: Rum and Coke Ribs 

8. Salt Cod Croquettes

Take advantage of our incredible seafood spoils with these delicious croquettes.

Get the recipe: Salt Cod Croquettes

9. Honey Soy Chicken Wings

A quick and simple favourite that will be perfect for barbeques, drinks or an entrée.

Get the recipe: Honey Soy Chicken Wings

And of course you can’t leave out dessert!

10. Mini Meringues with Fragrant Peaches

A modern twist on an Aussie classic.

Get the recipe: Mini Meringue with Fragrant Peaches 

11. Festive Rocky Road

Prepare these as a scrumptious home made gift or as an after dinner treat.

Get the recipe: Festive Rocky Road 

12. Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Of course, you can't go past this old Christmas favourite. 

Get the recipe: Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Would you serve finger food in lieu of a sit down meal for Christmas? Let us know by commenting below!

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