Traditionally, for many, Good Friday is a meat-free holiday. However, whether you observe these traditions or not, Good Friday provides a reason to embrace all things seafood in lieu of a heavy meat-laden holiday feast. So why not sink your fork into our succulent array of fish and seafood recipes for Good Friday and beyond…

1. Creamy Cod & Corn Chowder

This smoky, one-pot appetizer or lunchtime stew can be served with a tossed green salad and crusty rolls. The main draw is the irresistible scent of cod filets paired with bacon in a thick, rich stew that’s quite filling yet still rather light. The hearty broth is filled with tender chunks of butter, onions, clam juice, potatoes, celery, corn, and dairy complete this corn and cod chowder.

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2. King Prawn, Herb & Almond Pesto Pasta

This beautiful bounty is a seafood pasta dish not quite any other. It pairs flavors such as tarragon and dill along with almonds and those big delicious king prawns, atop a tagliatelle pasta.

3. Sarde Beccafico

This traditional Sicilian dish features delicately butterflied sardines sandwiched a savory stuffing of breadcrumbs, garlic, pine nuts (or Pignoli nuts), dried currants or raisins, and drizzled with the juice of an orange. The dish is named for the beccafico (a tiny bird native to Italy), is a truly unique take on a seafood dinner option.

4. Hot Smoked Salmon and Parsley Fishcakes

This recipe not only provides you with the instructions you need to create these appetizing fish caked made of hot smoked salmon, chives, parsley, onions and more – but you can also create the homemade fries and a lemon mayonnaise from scratch for dipping!

5. Brown Butter Scallops With Parmesan Risotto

Brown butter-seared scallops atop a bed of creamy parmesan risotto and complemented by some sauteed greens such as spinach and kale. This will be a decadent dinner you can create a home, that tastes like something from a high-end restaurant! With true step by step instructions and minimal ingredients – this creation is a must try!

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6. Angry Shrimp Spaghettini

What’s so “angry” about this shrimp anyhow? Not much, it’s just got a good kick to it, with the help of a good serving of garlic and crushed red peppers of course. This recipe is made extra enjoyable with a crunch of panko in each bite of this seafood pasta. Garnished with parsley, this is one impressive dish to serve that’s actually relatively easy to make!

7. Super Crispy Fish and Chips

This batter fries up boneless cod pieces in a light yet satisfyingly crispy and golden brown feast. Serve alongside thick fried chips and garnish with the homemade lime and caper tartar sauce featured in this delicious recipe.

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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