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20 Easy Fish Recipes for Lent

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If you’re observing the Lenten season and abstaining from meat on Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, I’ve gathered delicious fish recipes for Lent you’re going to love. From simple pan cooked meals to sheet pan dinners, casseroles, and more.

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And they are delicious enough that you won’t even miss meat on Friday!

But first of all, if you are new to the Lent season, here is a brief overview of what the season is about and when it is observed.

What is Lent?

It is a 40-day period of time that falls between between Ash Wednesday and Easter. A set of days set aside for reflection and the celebration of Easter.

I’ve included more detailed information in my post 45 Easy Lent Recipes for the Lenten Season, including why the season lasts for 40 days.

Why You Can Eat Fish Recipes for Lent

Some scholars believe early Christians began fasting or abstaining from meat during Lent because meat was not always readily available. Which then suggested it was reserved for special occasions, illuding to it as a luxury.

Other scholars believe early Christians didn’t eat warm-blooded meat on Fridays because of the bloodshed of the crucifixion, which happened on Good Friday.

“Technically, it’s the flesh of warm-blooded animals that’s off limits — an animal ‘that, in a sense, sacrificed its life for us, if you will,’ explains Michael Foley, an associate professor at Baylor University and author of Why Do Catholics Eat Fish On Friday?

Another theory is that Christians eat seafood on Friday as a remembrance of the biblical stories of Jesus feeding fish to the multitudes.

What Food Should You Abstain From During Lent?

While Catholics generally do not eat meat on Friday’s during Lent, they do eat fish.

The Diocese of Dallas says Catholics observing Lent abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Friday’s in-between. This is how they describe abstinence from meat.

Abstinence does not include meat juices and liquid foods made from meat. Thus, such foods as chicken broth, consommé, soups cooked or flavored with meat, meat gravies or sauces, as well as seasonings or condiments made from animal fat are not forbidden. (Clearly, soups with meat particles may not be served.) Also, it is permissible to use margarine and lard.

Lenten Regulations

20 Fish Recipes for Lent

Fish Recipes for Lent: Observe the Lenten season with these delicious Lent recipes to make for 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter.

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