10 Recipes for Fridays in Lent


With Lent starting yesterday and this being the first year I am trying to get The Hubby to follow the Catholic tradition of no meat on Fridays during Lent, so I thought I would put together a list of recipes that will keep him from sneaking meat behind closed doors. Since I was putting together the list already, I thought I would share them.  The photo above is from our Ash Wednesday dinner. I  have him one day in with no slip ups, lets hope it lasts.

You will notice many of them have fish or seafood, that is the only way I will accomplish my goal of having him follow along.

1. We really love ordering fajitas when we go out for Mexican food, so this recipe for Skillet Shrimp Fajitas would be right up our alley.

2. I am not a huge fan of baked fish, but this Baked Cod recipe, which normally isn’t too fishy tasting of a fish and it has Parmesan cheese on it, sounds like it would be a winner.

3.  My recipe for Salt and Pepper Shrimp will more than likely needs to be made at some point.  I love this recipe, and always order it when we go out to eat. Also, Happy Lunar New Year again!

4. Shrimp Fried Quinoa will more than likely make an appearance during Lent as well.  Rice could always be used in place of the quinoa.

5. Maybe I will even get fancy one night and make some Sesame Seared Tuna to put on top of a salad. I will probably need to serve a basket of rolls or a bowl of rice with it because The Hubby never seems to think salads are filling enough for dinner.

6. I might always fake take out again and make Shrimp and Pea Pod Stir Fry. Always a hit at our house.

7.  This Sun Dried Tomato and Mushroom recipe was a hit on Sunday when I made it. I would just add more mushrooms to make it more filling as a meal (Sunday I added grilled chicken).

8. If I made these Mexican Stuffed Peppers, The Hubby might not even realize there is no meat in them. They look pretty hearty and pretty clean to me.

9. Baked potatoes with all kinds of toppings- sour cream, cheese, salsa, cottage cheese, onion, black beans, etc.- are always a great option. However, I think The Hubby would be asking where his steak is.

10.  For one of my clean eating challenges I made Shrimp, Spinach and Artichoke Quesadillas  and The Hubby really enjoyed them then. Looks like they will probably have to make another appearance!
And there you have it 10 options for Friday night dinners during lent.

Oh, did I mention that I gave up sweets for Lent? Which means no desserts-cookies, cakes, bars- or candy for me until Easter. I might perish. Please make sure you check in on me frequently…


Did you give something up for lent this year,? What are you refraining from until the Easter bunny arrives? 

About Rachel

Country girl turned urbanite. Finding ways to mess up my kitchen, keep my country roots and explore all that city living offers!

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