I grew up in a part of the country where, each Friday throughout the season of Lent, Fish was served on Friday. You saw it in restaurants, schools, homes....it was as common as burgers in summer. I still have vivid memories of the fish patties served in school every Friday leading up to Easter. Oh how that fried fish smell lingers in the mind!
The "Fish on Friday" tradition is one still celebrated, mostly by Catholics, throughout the 40 days of Lent. Lent is a Christian season beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter. As best that I remember, the Catholics were called to eat fish on Friday as a means of fasting in preparation for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
While my family does not celebrate the Fish on Friday tradition, we do make it a healthy habit to incorporate safe fishes into our diet throughout the year. And, as our way to remember this season of sacrifice, I will be posting fish recipes each Friday throughout Lent.
I hope that you enjoy these recipes and even add ideas of your own. Here are some fish you can look for this month: Tilapia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Cod
Here are a few of the recipes we have featured for Lent: