Good Friday 2024: The Top 6 Fish Recipes For A Fuss-Free Dinner
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Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It is an important day for Christians around the world because it is the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. Many Christians fast or avoid eating meat on Good Friday to remember his sacrifice.   

Fried Fish   Image Credit: Freepik

Fried fish is a classic dish enjoyed all over the world. To make the crispiest, tastiest version, inspired by Southern cooking. Start with thin, white fish fillets. Mix cornmeal, flour, and seasoning to coat the fish. Heat up oil in a skillet. Dip the fish in the coating, then fry until golden brown and flaky.    

The fish comes out crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside. Serve with a squeeze of lemon or a dash of hot sauce. For a Southern-style meal, enjoy it alongside savoury grits and a runny fried egg. The combination of crispy fish, creamy grits, and eggy richness is simply divine.     

Fried fish is easy to make at home. Just a few pantry ingredients plus fresh fish fillets are all you need. Coating and frying the fish results in a crispy crust and a moist interior. Enjoy this classic dish for a taste of coastal cuisine.   

Mahi Mahi Tacos   Image Credit: Freepik

Grilled mahi mahi is an easy and delicious way to make fish tacos for taco night. Mahi mahi is a tender, flaky fish that stands up nicely on the grill. To really bring out the flavour, marinate the fish first. A simple marinade is made by mixing mayo, lime juice, garlic, chilli powder, cumin, and salt. Just coat the fish fillets in the marinade for 30 minutes before grilling.    

To grill the fish, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high, oil the grates and then place the marinated fish on the grill and cook for 3–4 minutes per side until flaky. Finish your tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and your favourite taco toppings wrapped in a soft tortilla. The sweet and spicy flavours pair so nicely with the rich, smoky grilled fish. It's an easy dinner that feels gourmet. Give it a try for your next taco night!  

Greek Salmon  Image Credit: Freepik

Greek salmon is a simple dish that packs lots of flavour. All you need are some fresh salmon fillets, lemon, olive oil, oregano, and veggies.    

To make it, drizzle the salmon with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Roast the salmon and veggies like tomatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers in the oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.   

For an extra healthy kick, serve the salmon over leafy greens like spinach or arugula. The fresh greens add fibre and vitamins and balance out the meal.   

With minimal effort, you can whip up this Mediterranean-inspired dish that's both delicious and nutritious. The bright, fresh flavours of salmon paired with crisp veggies make for a satisfying weeknight dinner.  

Spicy Tuna Roll   Image Credit: Freepik

Homemade tuna sushi rolls are simple to make, even without raw fish. Canned tuna works perfectly fine, so don't worry if sushi-grade tuna isn't available.    

Let's walk through how to make these tasty rolls. First, get your ingredients ready: canned tuna, sushi rice, nori sheets, cucumbers, avocado, etc. Cook the sushi rice so it's tender and sticky. Lay a nori sheet on a bamboo mat, spread rice over 2/3 of the sheet, and then layer on your fillings. Roll it up tightly, using the mat to shape it. Slice into rounds and enjoy!    

The canned tuna provides plenty of flavour, though raw tuna can also be substituted if you prefer. Either way, homemade tuna rolls are an easy weeknight dinner or appetizer. Just mix up the fillings to create your own tasty combinations. Making sushi at home saves money and impresses guests. Give it a try!   

Nashville Hot Fish And Chips   Image Credit: Freepik

Looking for a fun and fiery fish fry? This dish brings together crispy fish and crunchy French fries for a flavourful feast. First, whip up a batch of fries. Simply cut potatoes into strips, soak in cold water for 30 minutes, then fry in hot oil until golden brown. Season them with your favourite paprika, vinegar, and salt before serving. Making your own fries is so worth it!    

Next, coat the fish fillets in a light batter. I like using cod or tilapia. Fry the fish in the same oil until flaky and cooked through. Feel free to dial up the heat by adding more cayenne or chilli powder to the flour mix.    

Once everything is fried up, assemble your plates. Lay the fish atop the fries, and don't forget the condiments! Mix a spicy sauce by blending mayo with the cayenne pepper and tomato sauce. This dish isn't dangerously hot, but it is good to have some cold brews ready to tame the heat.  

One Pan Of Tuna Pasta   Image Credit: Freepik

Making a tasty tuna pasta dish in one pan is super easy and quick. In just about 30 minutes, you can have a delicious meal ready to enjoy.    

First, cook the pasta right in the pan until it's al dente. Drain most of the water but keep a little. Now simply toss in the tuna, capers, anchovies, olives and whatever seasonings you like. Sauté everything together over medium heat until heated through. Finish it off with a squeeze of lemon juice and some chopped parsley for freshness.    

That's it! The briny flavours from the capers, anchovies and olives pair so nicely with the flaky tuna. Serve it up with a fresh side salad for a satisfying one-pan meal. With barely any effort, you can have a protein-packed pasta dish ready in no time.