Meatless Fridays are a tradition for many Catholics and other Christian denominations nationwide. Some families struggle with keeping their meatless Fridays fresh and interesting during this time of year, but it’s time to think past the weekly cheese pizza order. Whether you’re cutting out meat for religious reasons or for a healthier lifestyle, Heartland Catfish Company has always valued versatility and flavor – making catfish the perfect choice for your meatless Fridays this Lenten season.
A popular misconception is that catfish is at its best when it’s fried. Although fried catfish is a classic and favorite for many, catfish flavor is enhanced greatly through seasoning and other styles of preparation. Below are some of our favorite healthier options for you to try during Lent:
This is a perfect option for those who love quick and refreshing meals. Some of the beneficial ingredients include fresh tomatoes, basil and lemon.
A blackened catfish dish is simple and quick to prepare, making it perfect for families during the work and school week. All this recipe requires is seasoning of your choice, a little time in the oven, and a side dish of your choice!
For those looking for delicious meals that are also low in calories, a protein and fresh vegetables or fruits are the way to go. This poached catfish with fresh mango salsa is sure to leave you satisfied in flavor and nutrition.
This dish is ideal for those who love a quick yet filling pick-me-up throughout the day. Roasted pepper catfish is the ideal small dish for anyone looking to cut back on meat but not on flavor.
Heartland catfish products can be found in grocery stores across the United States. Ask your local retailer for our fresh and frozen products throughout the Lenten season.