The 2017 Lenten Season is observed between March 1st and April 15th, and during this time, many Christians all over the world abstain from eating meat on Fridays.
Whether or not you observe Lent, eating seafood – especially fish – has amazing health benefits. According to Heart.org, “The unsaturated fats in fish, such as salmon, actually have health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and some plant sources, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.”
So, for whatever reason you go meatless on Fridays (if any at all) we’ve selected four delicious seafood dishes that will add some fish-fry inspiration (without the unhealthy frying) into your life.
Cooking in Your Kitchen
The kitchens at Park View Apartments, City View Apartments and Carson Street Commons are designed with you in mind. The counterspace and appliances included in your apartment will help you with meal preparation – and hopefully guide you toward a positive cooking experience! Whether your apartment has an eat-in kitchen or a dining room table, we hope you enjoy these four delicious meals.
Baked Salmon Dijon
What you’ll need: Sour cream; dry dill weed; scallions; Dijon mustard; lemon juice; salmon filets; garlic powder; black pepper
What to do: Whisk sour cream, dill, onion, mustard and lemon juice in small bowl; preheat oven to 400; lightly oil a baking sheet; place salmon on prepared sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper and spread with the sauce; cook about 20 minutes
Crispy Oven-Baked Fish
What you’ll need: tilapia filets; egg white; water; dry bread crumbs; lemon-pepper seasoning; garlic salt; lemon wedges; cooking spray
What to do: Preheat oven to 400; Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray; beat egg and water in one bowl and bread crumbs, lemon-pepper and garlic salt in another bowl; dip fish into egg mixture and coat with bread mixtures; spray fish with cooking spray; bake 10 minutes and turn fish to cook an additional 5-10 minutes; garnish with lemon wedges
Simple Pasta with Leaks and Scallops
What you’ll need: Linguine; leeks; butter; white wine; Parmesan; sea scallops; olive oil; salt and black pepper; lemon zest; parsley
What to do: Caramelize the leeks in butter in a large frying pan on medium and then 20 minutes on low; boil and cook pasta; add leeks and grated parmesan to pasta; make white wine reduction sauce in the leek pan and pour over pasta; salt and pepper scallops and cook 2 minutes per side; separate pasta into dishes and garnish with scallops, zest and parsley.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
What you’ll need: Shrimp; bell peppers; onion; chili powder; cumin; paprika; salt; black pepper; garlic; olive oil; cilantro; tortillas
What to do: Preheat oven to 400; lightly spray baking sheet; combine chili powder; cumin; paprika; salt and pepper and divide mixture in half; coat chopped vegetables in oil and half the spice mixture and coat shrimp in the other half of the mixture; cook vegetables 13 minutes; remove pan from oven and add shrimp and cook additional 7-8 minutes; serve in tortillas and add your favorite toppings
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