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Fish for Lent

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Lent is a time of reflection and repentance. Many people give up something for Lent, whether it's meat, candy, or your Xbox. And during the season, fish is traditionally eaten on Fridays. These quick and easy recipes will give you lots of ideas for fish entrees during Lent and all the rest of the year. They're delicious too, and can be varied so many ways. Keep a good supply of frozen fish fillets, shrimp, and salmon on hand to make these recipes. They're so simple they only take a few minutes from start to finish.

1. Top 10 Fish Recipes for Lent

Fillet of Sole with Grapes
Fillet of Sole with Grapes
These ten fish recipes are ones I've made and loved for years. They're really special and easy to make. Enjoy.

2. Five Ingredient Fish Fillet Recipes

Mustard Glazed Fish Fillets
Mustard Glazed Fish Fillets
Good fresh fish doesn't need many other ingredients. These five ingredient recipes are fresh and delicious. Any of them would be perfect for Friday night supper, paired with a nice green or fruit salad and perhaps some potatoes or a rice pilaf.

3. Start With ... Canned Salmon

Salmon Louis Salad
Salmon Louis Salad
Canned salmon is a pantry staple. And these recipes turn it into something special. There are several types of canned salmon on the market. I always buy red sockeye salmon; it's the most expensive, but has the richest flavor. If salmon isn't the star of the dish, you can get by with pink salmon in many of these recipes.

4. Five Ingredient Seafood Recipes

Bay Scallop Scampi
Bay Scallop Scampi
If you can eat other types of seafood, these recipes are a great choice for Lent. Scallops, shrimp, and crab are delicious and fast to make. If you love to cook stir-fries, make the Shrimp and Broccoli stir-fry with a combination of shrimp and scallops, or use crab or surimi. These recipes are fun to vary.

5. Start with ... Fish Fillets

Fish Sandwiches
Fish Sandwiches
Keep fish fillets and a few other ingredients on hand and dinner will be ready in a flash. Read through this article to learn how to buy fish fillets, and how to cook them. These recipes range from a spicy Tex Mex treat to some crunchy little sandwiches and a delicate recipe for curried fish cooked with grapes. Yum.

6. Last Minute Fish Entree Recipes

Microwave Salmon with Orange Sauce
Microwave Salmon with Orange Sauce
Last minute recipes and fish recipes go together. Fish usually takes only about 10 minutes to cook per inch of thickness. These recipes pair sole with walnut butter, snapper with a citrus salad, and salmon with a luscious orange sauce.

7. Five Ingredient Salmon Recipes

Salmon Coleslaw Salad
Salmon Coleslaw Salad
Salmon doesn't need a lot of extras either! These easy recipes are ready in a flash, and they are impressive. They range from an elegant salmon with orange sauce to a simple salad that pairs salmon with crunchy coleslaw.

8. The Weekend Cook: Fish for Lent

Fish and Slaw Tostadas
Fish and Slaw Tostadas
If you really love fish, or if you're committed to giving up meat for Lent, this weekend's worth of menus is just for you. Each meal is planned around a delicious and easy fish recipe. Yum.

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