CHRISTMAS DAY: Where to get your seafood in Warwick
WARWICK is bracing for a scorcher on Christmas Day, with cool seafood on the menu.
As is synonymous with Christmas in Australia, prawns are again tipped to be the star attraction across the country.
IGA is ramping up their preparations, with a variety of seafood options on offer.
"We have Australian king cooked and extra large black tiger prawns for sale,” deli manager Diana Johns said.
"Salmon and Sydney rock oysters have also been popular, as have barbecue chickens, salads and ham.
"Prawns are sweet and tasty, and Christmas is noted for them.
"Beer and prawns are what Christmas is about.”
Woolworths have also stocked up on prawns as they prepare for big sales.
"We're still taking orders, and will be selling right up until Sunday,” deli/seafood team leader Natasha Mason said.
"Today and Saturday is the best time to buy to avoid the rush. As well as fresh tiger prawns, we have banana prawns, which we haven't had before.”
Carey Brothers Butchers have experienced big sales with ham, and will have prawns on offer.
"We have sold hundreds of hams, which is a heap more than last year,” part owner Wayne Carey said.
"Ham sales seem to rise every year. Prawns have been popular, and it is best to order them.
"Customers enjoy our seasoned pork rolls at this time of year as well.”
Christmas barbecues are also starting to pick up momentum, with Lyons St Butchery reporting strong interest in meat.
"Steaks, rissoles, sausages and barbecue packs have been well received,” Michael Brickley said.
"Families get around, and lunches have become a bit more casual.”