Christmas has come early for seafood lovers with lobster, scallops, salmon and prawns selling for prices you have to see to believe this festive season at ALDI.

Seafood’s starring role on the Christmas table is a very Australian tradition, and ALDI love offering seafood staples and shopper favourites that will save both time and money during the Summer Seafood season.

Each Christmas, ALDI work closely with their business partners to ensure shoppers have access to the best seafood at competitive prices – including the return of the much-loved Lobster Tails (2pk), 1kg Extra-Large Australian Tiger Prawns, and Extra-Large Scallops with Maple-Flavoured Bacon (6pk).

ALDI Australia Shopping Expert Kylie Warnke says ALDI’s 2022 seafood selection has been carefully curated for summer entertaining, with quality, convenience, and price top of mind for Aussie families.

“Our amazing seafood range is back with every product easily prepared, making it perfect for those that want to delight family and friends without any hassle. Our Christmas seafood selection has everything from traditional favourites like Australian tiger prawns and salmon sides to decadent lobster tails.

This year we have also extended our seasonal seafood to include new products like Aussie prawns and lobster canapés, which we’re sure our customers will love. There’s a seafood option to suit every budget in this range and we are confident every product will have guests impressed and asking for seconds, or even thirds!”

Three quarters of Aussies (74%) expect their spending to significantly increase in the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas, with the average cost increase expected to be 74.7%. By making the simple switch to ALDI in the next 2 months the average family can save up to $660*.With an amazing seafood range landing in ALDI’s freezer aisle from Wednesday, 26 October, there’s never been a better time to make the switch!

ALDI 2022 Seafood Selection

Ocean Royale Lobster Canapés 8pk/240g NEW

Premium Lobster meat with cream cheese and herb filling in a puff pastry for a perfectly indulgent canapé.

Kylie says: “A sophisticated meal doesn’t have to break the bank, and we’re delighted to make wild-caught lobsters more affordable for the Aussie shopper with this brand-new product. This budget friendly canapé option will wow the taste buds and impress guests on Christmas day.”

Royale Frozen Scallops with Herbs de Provence Butter 8pk/215g

Premium Scallops paired with a rich Herbs de Provence Butter Sauce offering a delightfully subtle flavour.

Kylie says: “A great entre option, these scallops are perfect served alone or with a fresh side salad.”

Ocean Royale Extra Large Scallops with Maple Flavoured Bacon, 6pk/270g

If you’re looking for an indulgent canapé for easy entertaining, look no further than these extra-large scallops wrapped in maple flavoured bacon.

Kylie says: “A big hit last year, these bacon wrapped jumbo scallops are back, offering decadence on the plate without the decadent price tag.”

Ocean Royale Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter Glaze 2pk/380g

Make room for this luxurious addition to your festive table! These wild caught lobsters are seasoned with butter, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and salt.

Kylie says: “These showstopping lobster tails will add a touch of elegance to your dining experience. You can also keep the lobster shells, as they’re packed with flavour, they are great to make a stock for bisque or paella.”

Ocean Royale Frozen Australian Tiger Prawns Extra Large 1kg – Wild caught in Australia

An essential for the Christmas table. Firm, sweet and succulent wild caught Australian cooked tiger prawns are perfect served as they are or in a salad. For recipe inspiration click here.

Kylie says: “Don’t overlook the frozen aisle for incredible ready to eat options, such as these Australian Tiger Prawns, which suit our Aussie summer perfectly and means no one needs to cook up a storm in a hot kitchen for hours if that’s not on their Christmas wish list.”

Ocean Royale Atlantic Salmon Side with Toscana Style Herb Crust 700g

A tasty Atlantic salmon side seasoned with a Toscana herb crust.

Kylie says: “This is a deliciously simple but tasty dish with more than enough for six servings!”

Ocean Royale Salmon Wellington with Cheese and Dill Sauce 700g

Talk about easy to prepare! This Atlantic salmon comes in a rich cheese and dill sauce, wrapped in a crispy puff pastry.

Kylie says: “Our Ocean Royale Salmon Wellingtons provide a super simple way to provide that extra wow factor for a Christmas dinner.”

Ocean Royale Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Canapés 8pk/240g

Simple but sensational, these Premium Smoked Salmon with a cream cheese and herb filling are a perfectly indulgent Christmas canapé.

Kylie says: “Our smoked salmon and cream cheese puff pastry canapés are sure to be a hit! Best of all, they’re ready in just 17 minutes when you pop them in the oven. Great for those last-minute surprise guests or fuss-free additions for Christmas day!”

All of these amazing seafood options along with the chiller products listed below will be available from ALDI stores nationwide this festive season.

Available from 9 November

  • The Fishmonger Smoked Ocean Trout 500g

Available from 23 November

  • The Fishmonger Rosemary Parmesan Hoki Fillets 300g
  • The Fishmonger Smoked Salmon 500g
  • The Fishmonger Salmon Gravlax with Mustard & Dill Dressing 250g

* Savings figures calculated over 8 weeks, based on weekly spend and basket price gap data from the ALDI 2022 Price Report for an “average family”. Average family is considered two adults and two dependents, based on the 2022 Price Report.

** Research commissioned by ALDI Australia and undertaken by PureProfile surveying a nationally representative sample of 1,031 qualified Australian grocery shoppers aged 18+ years in September 2022. Data has been weighted by age, gender and region to be representative of all adults residing in Australia, as reflected by the latest ABS data. ‘Australians’ as referenced in this report is defined as ‘Australian grocery shoppers aged 18+’.