Happy Friday, everyone! Who’s hungry? You will be after seeing all of the mouth-watering meals in today’s Lenten fish recipes round up!
Next week ushers in the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. As a Catholic (and several other Christians practice this as well), Ash Wednesday and the Fridays over the 40 days of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Instead of eating chicken, pork, beef, or lamb, traditionally Catholics eat fish on Fridays in Lent.
You can, however, eat capybara, muskrat, alligator, and beaver as well, but those are a little too weird even for my taste.
You don’t need to be Catholic/Christian to enjoy a tasty meal of fish on Friday! Think of Fish Friday as an alternative or partner to Meatless Monday. Fish offers numerous nutritional benefits and many nutritionists recommend eating fish at least once a week. So why not on Friday, when you have the time to cook fish and want to enjoy a delicious meal after a long work week?
What exactly about fish makes it so nutritious? Fish is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, improve recovery, and boost athletic performance. Fish provides a high source of protein, which additionally assists in the recovery process.
While you could receive the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil pills, as with many nutrients the actual source is preferable to the supplement. No supplement can provide the rich yet light taste of a bright pink salmon filet or the mouth-watering flavor of a fresh piece of blackened cod on a fish taco.
Many people avoid cooking fish based on the misconception that fish is messy and difficult to prepare. In my experience, quite the opposite is true. Fish requires a short cooking time and can be poached, baked, pan fried, or seared, meaning that there’s a method for preparing fish that will fit your culinary style.
Fish Fridays can pose a challenge in terms of meal planning, finding recipes, and knowing which type of fish to select from the market. So, as Lent begins next week, this week I’m sharing a round up of Lenten fish recipes!
These fish recipes contain no other meats (since bacon-wrapped scallops may be delicious but don’t meet the meat-free requirements of Fish Friday). With this many options, you can eat fish for lunch and dinner each Friday in Lent without ever repeating a recipe. Pair your fish with whole grains or potatoes and some roasted vegetables or a side salad and you have a nutritious and satisfying meal.
Healthy Lenten Fish Recipes
Fiesta Fish Tacos from Jill Conyers
Salmon Burgers from Fairy Burger
Easy Five Ingredient Salmon Meatballs from rachLmansfield
Shui Zhu Yu (Sichuan Fish Stew) from Food Parsed
Cornmeal Crusted Haddock from Sinful Nutrition
Mediterranean Salmon Burgers from The Healthy Helper
Cod with Cherry Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives from Little Chef Big Appetite
Mojo Shrimp Tacos from The Blissful Balance
Sushi Bowls from Fitful Focus
Healthier Dijon Tuna Salad in Avocado Boats from Clean Eating Veggie Girl
Crunchy Baked Ancho Honey Salmon from The Fit Fork
Salmon and Mushroom Stuffed Baked Potatoes from This Runner’s Recipes
Asian Salmon Cakes from Pancake Warriors
Dijon Tilipia with Peach Zucchini Salsa from Strength and Sunshine
Cod in White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce from Tasting Page
Veracruz Lime Scallops from Suzlyfe
Sushi Bowl with Cooked Salmon from Dancing to Running
Honey Dijon Crusted Salmon from Clean Eating Veggie Girl
Mango Salmon Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing from The Happy Health Freak
Salmon with Honey Mustard Pan Sauce from Hungry Hobby
Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Roasted Beets from Diary of an Ex Sloth
Easy Salmon and Crab Rolls from The Fit Blog
Speedy Orange Jalapeno Salmon from The Fit Fork
Salmon Asparagus Egg Muffins from Hello to Fit
One Pan Baked Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables from Simple Fit Foodie
Jerk Shrimp Stew with Cauliflower Rice from Food Faith Fitness
Pesto Shrimp and Vegetables over Linguine from Nutrition Starring You
Sweet and Spicy Dijon Encrusted Salmon from Fresh Fit and Healthy
Salmon en Papillote from Food Pleasure and Health
Salmon Sushi Salad from A Cup of Kellen
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What’s your favorite type of fish?
Is there a particular type of food you eat on the same day each week?
Ryan and I love pizza on Saturdays!
What are your weekend plans?