Traditionally, Good Friday is observed two days prior to Easter Sunday in North America in honor and remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Those who don’t fast on Good Friday often eat fish and seafood in lieu of meat or poultry.

Treat your family to one of these 8 scrumptious fish dishes…

1. Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Jam-packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, this salmon dish is marinated in a sauce of rich brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, and a splash of bourbon. Serve with lightly steamed fresh greens and fragrant rice, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.



2. Beer Battered Fish Fry

If you want that local pub feel, this simple yet classically beer battered fish fry won’t disappoint. Serve it with chips (fries) and a side of ranch dressing- hot sauce dip or tartar sauce if you prefer.

Source: Taste of Home

3. Fragrant Fish Tagine

A fragrant fish dish will whisk you away to exotic places—with aromas of fresh garlic, vibrant cumin, zesty paprika, delicate coriander, and tangy lemon zest. It will certainly draw a crowd to your kitchen table to have their fill!

Source: BBC Good Food

4. Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa

The flaky, light taste of seared, pan-grilled yellowfin tuna meets a tangy salsa of chopped avocado, lime, red onion, grape tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers. Just sear the tuna on a hot pan for 2 minutes per side for a crispy outside and a delicately flaky interior.

Source: Cooking Light

5. Grilled Shrimp Rolls

If you love the chunky meets creamy taste of lobster rolls, this shrimp take on the traditional recipe won’t disappoint.  However, the mayo in this version takes is taken up a notch by adding a splash of gin and sherry to a fragrant scallion-tarragon mayonnaise.

Source: Food and Wine


6. Fish Stew with Fennel

Chase the final days of winter thaw away with a hearty bowl of this fragrant fish stew, delicately flavored with fresh fennel and tender baby potatoes. This particularly recipe is infused with dry white wine and flounder, but you can use any white fish—from fluke, halibut, haddock, or sole.

Source: Bonappetit

7. Jerk Trout

Make your Good Friday hot and spicy with this piquant jerk trout—a unique take on traditional jerk chicken from the Caribbean. Seasoned with the taste of the tropics, this jerk spice rub starts with habanero or Scotch bonnet pepper, but gets cool reprieve with a smooth green goddess dressing as garnish.

Source: Fine Cooking

8. Cod Fish Cakes

A mouth-watering appetizer or aptly served as a main over salad or dainty rice, these crispy-golden fried, cod fish cakes can be made with the leftover white fish of your choice—from haddock to fresh cod, sole or halibut mixed with diced potatoes, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, one egg, and zesty Parmesan cheese.



Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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