(Family Features) Preparing seafood at home during Lent can be a snap with a little inspiration, from adding new flavors to trying different cooking methods. These simple ideas, one for Ash Wednesday and each of the six Fish Friday‚ showcase just how easy it can be to put tasty dinners on the table your family will crave year-round.
Packets: Lock in flavor and moisture by wrapping pieces of seasoned fish in foil or parchment packets and baking in the oven. For individual servings as beautiful as they are tasty, include colorful chopped vegetables in each packet.
Fried: Frying is a quick way to prepare most kinds of white fish. Look for breading and batter mixes like McCormick Fish ‘n Chips Seafood Batter mix to create crispy texture on the outside and a flaky center.
Herb-crusted:Adding an herb crust to tilapia is a great way to complement its mild flavor. Combine spices like garlic, paprika and black pepper with chopped almonds, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese for an easy dinner.
Tacos: If you’re craving tacos but skipping the meat, try using your favorite seafood instead. Quick and easy, fish tacos can be on the table in minutes, especially when paired with prepared deli coleslaw.