Lent season is upon us! Whether you’re looking for ways to celebrate the season or just recipes to diversify your fish and seafood dinners, this recipe roundup is sure to inspire some kitchen creations.
In Italy, Lent is a time of reflection and self-sacrifice. For the 40 days leading up to Easter (just after the indulgent festivities of Carnevale), many choose to abstain from meat; some observe meat abstinence during Fridays only. Along with meat, many choose to “fast”—not starve, but rather give up a particular food of enjoyment. Many will choose to “give up” sweets like chocolate, cheese or other indulgent foods. All of this is to show solidarity with those less fortunate. Along with food choices, Lent is also known to inspire positive changes, generosity and volunteer work.
This tradition has been carried on in the U.S. with fish fry Fridays and seafood specials. This mindful season of self-sacrifice has inspired many kitchen creations as a way to diversify meatless meals. One can only do so many fried fish sandwiches, it seems!
Check out some of our favorite fish and seafood recipes for the season!