When you think about what it means to be Australian, it can be hard to pinpoint just one thing. On Australia Day, there’s plenty to celebrate – from food to friendships and all things in-between. But, before you throw some shrimp on the barbie or eat some Vegemite on toast, consider the option of not cooking at all. We’ve got you covered with the best Australian bites, so you can spend more time relaxing with your mates over an ice-cold bevvy.
Loving a sausage sizzle is something that is ingrained in our culture. After all, what is a Bunnings store without some snags cooking out the front? Sausage on a slice of bread may make for an interesting platter idea, but when you’re entertaining, a sausage platter will satisfy almost everyone, whether it’s for appetisers or the main shining star. Think piles upon piles of bratwurst and cheese kranskys reaching as high as Mount Kosciuszko – what’s more Australian than that?
Order a sausage platter from Double Bay Schnitzel House, Double Bay, NSW
If you’re in the mood for porky goods like pork ribs, pulled pork and pork roast this Australia Day, be weary of who else around you might have their eyes on the prize – there’s always that person who comes back for seconds of sticky BBQ pork ribs before everyone else has had the chance to get firsts.
Order pork ribs from Pitboss American BBQ & Eats – Springfield, Springfield, QLD
Fear not, veg-eater, we’ve got your back with a vegetarian BBQ dish. Did you honestly think we had forgotten about you, or that we were going to suggest a boring salad for you to eat in the corner? Not this time, anyway! Sink your teeth into some smoky, charred BBQ skewers that are super tasty and 100% vegetarian.
Order vegetable skewers from House of Skewers, Malvern East, VIC
Surf and turf
A dish of steak and seafood is as perfect a marriage as Sir Don and his cricket bat. While a sirloin on its own is enough to hit the spot, it can be hard to turn down the offer of some creamy garlic prawns in a surf and turf sauce – the diet starts Monday, right?
Order surf and turf from The Groove Train Rockingham, Rockingham, WA
Put your wings in the air if you just don’t care about the food coma you’ll be in after a day of feasting. One chicken drumstick and one finger-licking buffalo wing smothered in BBQ and sweet chilli sauce won’t hurt, surely. Go on, we know you want to.
Order chicken wings from Morphett Vale Pizza & Pasta, Morphett Vale, SA