Best 10 Good Friday Meals

When you are planning for Good Friday meals (Lent), it is a tradition to abstain from beef, pork, and chicken on Fridays. So whatever you are planning to eat during this period should be without meat.

 

Best 10 Good Friday Meals

You can actually eat fish during this season. In this recipe I’m going to share today I’m going to share 10 wonderful and delicious fish recipes with you that you can actually enjoy while on-lent period.

 

Read also: Best 10 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas You Should Try

 

Garlicky Lemon Mahi-mahi

Best 10 Good Friday Meals
Mahi-mahi

Mahi-Mahi is super easy to prepare and it tastes delicious. It has a firm texture and works well for baking, grilling, or searing. It is packed with protein and it’s very nutritious.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Total time: 30 minutes

Serving: 4 servings

Ingredients

  •   1 ib. asparagus
  •   3 tablespoon. butter (divided)
  • kosher salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnishing
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  •  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin oil (divided)
  • 4 oz of mahi-mahi fillets

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil. Add your mahi-mahi and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until golden, 4 to 5 minutes per side then transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. To skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add your asparagus and cook until it gets tender for about 2 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate then keep aside.
  3.  To skillet, add your remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. One melted, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then stir in parsley, zest, lemon, and juice. Remove it from heat, then return mahi-mahi and asparagus to skillet and spoon over the sauce.
  4. To serve garnish with more parsley before serving and enjoy…

What should I serve with it?

You can serve your delicious Mahi-mahi with some extra lemon wedges, a savory roasted green like string beans, creamy mashed potatoes, or asparagus.

Nutritional Estimates

  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Calories: 200
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Sugar: 0g

 

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Salmon Burger

Best 10 good friday meals
Salmon Burger

Salmon burger is much more than just beef, and these 5-star salmon are very easy and simple to make and also insanely satisfying. Within 30 minutes of your time, your salmon burger is ready for consumption.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 3

Ingredients

  • Tomato (for serving)
  • Red onion (for serving)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 can of salmon (drained)
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon of freshly chopped dill
  • kosher salt
  • Mayonnaise (for serving)
  • Romaine (for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Hamburger buns (for serving)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)

Method of Preparation

  1. Combine your salmon with egg, garlic, dill, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire, dijon, and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper and stir until fully combined, then form into 3 to 4 patties.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add patties and cook until golden for about 4 minutes on each side.
  3. To serve, patties on buns with romaine, onions, tomatoes, and mayonnaise then enjoy.

 

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Salmon Steaks

Salmon Steaks
Salmon Steaks

Salmon steaks cutting is done through the bone, whereas a fillet is cut lengthwise parallel to the bone. It is very nutritious and super easy to prepare with just 15 minutes your tasty salmon steaks is ready.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  •  Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • Freshly chopped parsley (for serving)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 salmon steaks (the bones removed)
  • juice of 1 lemon

Method of Preparation

  1. Season salmon on both sides with pepper and salt. in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and butter. Add salmon and cook until the bottom is golden for about 5 minutes then flip. Add your garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook until salmon is cooked through, for another 5 minutes, spooning sauce over salmon as it cooks.
  3. Before serving, garnish with parsley and serve. Enjoy…

 

Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia
Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia fish taste mild, has a delicious flavor-packed spice rub from brown sugar, paprika, oregano, and cumin. It tastes incredibly delicious, not only it is delicious it is packed with protein which is very nutritious. It is very easy and simple to prepare and doesn’t take much of your time. Even if you don’t like seafood, you can’t just overlook this blackened tilapia because it looks so great and attractive. It is served with super-easy avocado salsa or doesn’t, it is already delicious enough on its own.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoon of packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6-oz) of tilapia filets
  • 4 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon of kosher salt

For Avocado salsa toppings

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 avocados (diced)
  •  2 tomatoes (diced)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin oil
  • 1 jalapeno (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro

Method of Preparation

  1. Combine your spices and sugar in a small bowl. Rub spice and mix all over tilapia
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add your tilapia and cook until crust is deeply golden and fish flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Toss your avocado, jalapeno, tomatoes, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add oil and lime juice and season with pepper and salt.
  4. Serve tilapia topped with avocado salsa.

 

Best-Ever Greek Salmon

Greek Salmon
Greek Salmon

Salmon Greek comes with a lot of vegetables. Tastes so great and it is very nutritious also extra healthy for you. Surprisingly it’s very simple to prepare and serves time also. It is served with salmon over a bed of arugula or Spinach.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cubed feta
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped dill
  • 1/4 red onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of kalamata olives (chopped)
  •  juice made with two lemons
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of quartered tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 Persian cucumbers (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 oregano (dried)

For salmon

  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small red onion (sliced)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 salmon fillets (patted dry with paper towels)

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Marinate feta: In your large bowl, whisk together your olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and oregano. Season with pepper then adds feta, tossing to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 10 minutes while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Roast fish: Scatter the sliced lemon and red onion at the bottom of a large baking dish. Add your salmon fillets, skin side down, to the baking dish. Season with pepper and salt to taste and bake until opaque and flaky, for about 18 to 20 minutes
  3.  Make your topping into the bowl with feta, adding your olives, tomatoes, chopped red onion, dill, and cucumber. Fold gently to combine.
  4. To serve plate salmon with lemon and red onion slices and top with feta mixture. Then enjoy!!

 

Mussels with Tomatoes and Garlic

Mussels with tomatoes and garlic
Mussels with tomatoes and garlic

Mussels with tomatoes and garlic are prepared with tomatoes, garlic, onion, butter, and few other ingredients. It is mouthwatering and tastes deliciously great. surprisingly it is very simple and easy to prepare, with just 25 minutes your delicious meal is ready.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • grilled bread (for serving)
  • 2 ib mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 2 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine

Method of Preparation

  1. Place a pot of medium-low heat, melt butter. Add your onion and cook until fragrant and soft, for about 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Add your diced tomatoes, parsley, and wine and stir until combined. Season with pepper and salt.
  3. Add your mussels and simmer until all shells are open. Discard any shell that isn’t open.
  4. Garnish with more parsley and serve with your grilled bread, enjoy…

 

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

While making your honey garlic glazed salmon it is important that you get your pan hot and the bottom of your pan thoroughly coated in oil. Place your fillet skin side-up.

Allow your fillets to cook without you disturbing them, for a few minutes. Then gently lift a corner of one fillet with a spatula. If it releases easily, it is ready to go. It tastes great and very easy and simple to prepare.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 4 6-oz of salmon fillets, patted dry with a paper towel
  • kosher salt
  • 1 lemon(sliced into rounds)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce

Method of Preparation

  1. Firstly, whisk together soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat two tablespoons of your oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add your salmon skin-side up and season with pepper and salt. Cook salmon until it turns deeply golden for about 6 minutes, then flip over and add your remaining tablespoon of oil.
  3. Then, add your garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant, for about 1 minute. Add the honey mixture and the sliced lemons and cook until sauce is reduced by about 1/3. Baste salmon with the sauce.
  4. Garnish with sliced lemon and serve. Enjoy!!!

 

Easy Grilled Tilapia

Easy Grilled Tilapia
Easy Grilled Tilapia

Tilapia is inexpensive, tastes great with wonderful flavors. Grilling tilapia adds another layer of flavors, and you can make it spicier by throwing together a simple charred tomato salsa to accompany our fish.

Don’t skip this because it makes it more delicious. This recipe can also be done in a grilling pan if the weather is not comfortable for grilling. Give this recipe a try, it’s not only delicious but also packed with proteins.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serving: 3

Ingredients

  •  kosher salt
  • 1/4 small red onion(thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 2 tablespoon of fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 3 (8-oz) tilapia fillets
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method of Preparation

  1. Firstly, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, then whisk together 2 tablespoons of olive oil with red wine vinegar. Add red onion and oregano and season with pepper and salt to taste.
  2. Then brush your tilapia with remaining olive oil and season with pepper and salt. Place filets and grape tomatoes on a preheated grill. Cook the grape tomatoes until soft and blistered, for about 4 minutes for everything thing. Grill your tilapia until edges are opaque and the flesh releases easily from the grill, for about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove your tilapia to a serving plate. Toss grilled tomatoes with the vinegar mixture and spoon over fillets then serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!!!

 

Creamed Spinach-stuffed Salmon

Spinach-stuffed Salmon
Spinach-stuffed Salmon

This is a combination of salmon and cheese if you are skeptical about the combination of these don’t be. This is very amazing and tastes pretty good.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2c. of mozzarella (shredded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c. of frozen spinach (defrosted)
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8-oz of block cream cheese (softened)
  • 6-oz of salmon fillets

Method of Preparation

  1. Season your salmon all over with pepper and salt. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, spinach, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and mozzarella.
  2. Using a paring knife, slice a slit in each salmon to create a pocket on each of them. Stuff pockets with cream cheese mixture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add your salmon skin side down and cook until it turns seared, for about 6 minutes, then flip your salmon. Add butter and squeeze lemon juice all over. Cook until the skin is crispy for another 6 minutes.
  4. To serve, serve warm. Enjoy!!!

 

Mango Salsa Grilled Halibut

Mango Salsa Grilled Halibut
Mango Salsa Grilled Halibut

This is a good option for those that don’t like overly “fishy” fish. This grilled recipe is easy, not only easy it is fresh, and also healthy. The mango salsa on top of it brings it all together and makes it feel tropical.

Let me share a few tips for grilling fish, Always make sure your grill is hot before adding the fish. If you are adding your fish when the grill is too cold the fish will stick to the grates instead of releasing cleanly. Nice olive oil will add some flavors to your fish, but also keep it from sticking to the grill.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredient

For the halibut
  • 4-6-oz of halibut steaks
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
For the mango salsa
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (minced)
  • 1 mango (diced)

Method of Preparation

  1. Firstly, preheat grill to medium-high and brush halibut with oil on both sides then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill your halibut until cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.
  3. To make the salsa: mix together all the ingredients listed above in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Serve salsa over halibut and enjoy…

 

Conclusion

When it’s the lent period we are always advised to abstain from beef, pork, and chicken. You can still spice your food with these wonderful fish recipes.

I have selected 10 mouthwatering fish recipes to make you still enjoy your lent period without you thinking of what to prepare without stress. we have got you covered with these wonderful meals.

They are not only delicious but they are packed with proteins and it’s healthy for you and surprisingly very easy and fast to prepare. Why not try these recipes and thank me later because I know they are so delicious.

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