For Christians around the world, Lent is a season that invokes fasting from meat on certain days, including weekly on Fridays. During this time, families still have many options to choose from, including popular meals like pizza, pasta, vegetarian dishes and, of course, fish and seafood. Fish Fridays during Lent are relatively common!
You may notice that for a couple of months during Lent, many restaurants market new fish and seafood specials, and both fresh and frozen fish are well-stocked at grocery stores. Just Google “Lent recipe ideas” and you’ll be faced with hundreds, if not thousands, of meatless recipes to fill Friday meals.
During Lent, it can become repetitive to eat similar meals week to week, and sometimes consumers feel too busy or tired to deviate from their “norm” when it comes time to cook a Lenten meal on Fridays. This could mean whipping up a batch of mac ‘n cheese, ordering pizza, or heading out to a restaurant with fish on the menu.
Did you know that U.S. farm-raised catfish is just as easy to prepare as a frozen pizza or salmon fillets, and is much more budget-friendly than eating out? Plus, it is packed with nutrients and offers a mild flavor that even picky eaters in the family can enjoy.
Heartland Catfish Company offers multiple fresh and frozen products that offer versatility for cooking at home, usually at a lower price than other fish and seafood options at the grocery store and in restaurants. Its mild flavor lends itself to pleasing everyone in the family, and catfish is notoriously simple and quick to cook. Try it baked with veggies, blackened on a po’boy or in taco form…or as anything in between.
Healthy, easy to cook and budget-friendly – what more could you ask for when it comes to fish Fridays during Lent? U.S. farm-raised catfish hits all the marks and won’t leave you feeling bored (or hungry!) this Lent.