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…
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.