Fish Recipes for Lent

Friday Night Fish Fry never looked better when you are using wild caught fish. In some parts of the US (such as the Midwest) they host Fish Fry’s year ’round. And why not? When prepared correctly for the type of fish using, these recipes are nutritious AND delicious. And not every Fish Fry has to have fried fish. It’s okay to try new things. This round up of fish recipes for lent has everything from fish sandwiches to fish pasta, grilled fish to baked fish. You’re sure to find some fish recipes you’ll love — and that you can enjoy even when Lent is over.

Marinated Grilled Fish

Get out the grill for this Marinated Grilled Fish. This recipe works well with whole body fish or large fish fillets. Make sure your grill is clean, well-oiled and hot before you put any fish on the grates, to avoid sticking. Rub olive oil on the fish fillets before you put them on the grill for extra flavor — it’ll help keep the fish from sticking, too.

Get the recipe for Marinated Grilled Fish here.

Fish with Citrus Zest

The recipe for Fish with Citrus Zest only calls for 9 ingredients, and 3 of those are citrus: navel orange, lemon, and lime. Pro tip: when browning fish, put the “presentation” side down first, aka the best-looking side (not the side with the skin). Then, when you flip the fish over, the nice-looking side will be facing up — and that’s the side you want your dinner guests to see.

Get the recipe for Fish with Citrus Zest here.

Grilled Tuna with Spicy Honey Lime Glaze

With honey, jalapeno, ginger and lime juice, this Grilled Tuna with Spicy Honey Lime Glaze is flavorful with a little kick. The honey can cause the tuna to burn easily, so keep an eye on it when you’re grilling. It the grill starts to flame up, move the tuna to the side where it’s not so hot.

Get the recipe for Grilled Tuna with Spicy Honey Lime Glaze here.

Fish in Foil

fish recipes for lent

Fish in foil: it doesn’t get much easier than this. The foil seals in the flavors and gives you perfectly cooked, flaky fish. Serve with steamed vegetables and rice to round out your dinner.

Get the recipe for Fish in Foil here.

Fred’s Fish Sandwich

fish recipes for lent

This slider-style fish sandwich with pepper jack cheese and Ortega chile peppers is a delicious substitute for those well-known fast-food fish sandwiches. I borrowed this recipe from the legendary Fred Contaoi. He recommends using any fish except largemouth bass for this recipe.

Get the recipe for Fred’s Fish Sandwich here.

Fish, Tomato and Pasta

fish recipes for lent

This recipe for Fish, Tomato and Pasta calls for seeded tomatoes. An easy way to do that is to cut the tomatoes in half widthwise, then place your fingers into the halves and twist to remove the seeds. It’s a messy but effective way to quickly remove the seeds.

Get the recipe for Fish, Tomato and Pasta here.

Parmesan Baked Halibut

This delicious Parmesan Baked Halibut might not be the most heart-healthy recipe on our list, but it makes up for it in flavor. If you can, use freshly grated Parmesan cheese instead of the pre-shredded stuff for maximum tastiness.

Get the recipe for Parmesan Baked Halibut here.

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