Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day Christian season of Lent. And for many households, Lent means a change of diet, as many people choose to give up red meat and poultry.
That change of diet also means a change of pace in the kitchen, as folks switch out one set of main-dish recipes for another.
And even though at this time of year we love a good church fish fry or Mickey-D’s Filet-o-Fish sandwich, there are so many more delicious ways to enjoy fish during Lent.
Keep it simple by brushing your fish with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then coat with one of our delicious seasonings for fish: Seared Salmon Seasoning, French Seafood Seasoning, Cape Cod Seasoning, Ancho Honey Blend, or Cajun Blackening Blend. Cook with your preferred method (we like to bake it in the oven on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper).
Feeling more adventurous? Check out these main-dish fish recipes:
- Tilapia with Pink Peppercorn Beurre Blanc
- Balsamic Orange Ginger Cod, black cod baked in a foil packet full of citrus flavors;
- Sesame Salmon With Lemon and Green Onion, coated in a pretty blend of white and black sesame seeds, served with arugula dressed with a green onion sauce;
- Parmesan-Encrusted Tilapia, dredged in grated Parmesan (duh), bread crumbs and some Gusto Italian Pizza Seasoning;
- Baja Grilled Fish – red snapper or bass, spiced with chile powder, oregano and cumin, fresh from the grill;
- Tequila-marinated Salmon, with Habanero Salt and Lime Fresco Butter — just like it sounds (and absolutely delicious).
Do you have a favorite way to enjoy fish during Lent? Share it in the comments below.