It is no secret we love our Lenten Fish Fry. (See the above photo of two of my children enjoying the first of the year on Ash Wednesday. ) Our favorite? The fish fry from our parish, St. Boniface. Shoutout to Father Ross! Unfortunately, since we moved to Dubois, it is not always feasible to get one on Fridays. After a quick search of the internet and my own personal archives, I compiled a few substitutions for our meatless Friday menu.
The first is a new favorite...SHRIMP TACOS, and it is much easier than it seems. I actually purchased frozen shrimp already deveined and tail removed, and it was totally worth it. The slaw recipe is amazing too.
The second is one I am sure you have made yourself in some way. Baked ziti is a favorite here anytime, but because I make mine without meat, we enjoy it during Lent as well. I just boil some pasta, throw it into a baking dish, sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and grated parmesan cheese, because that is how my dad always did it, then stir in some cottage cheese. Yes. That is NOT how my dad did it, but honestly, we cannot tell the difference between that and ricotta cheese in this recipe. Shhhhh. Then I add some pasta sauce, basil, oregano, or whatever I have on hand and stir it up. I bake it until bubbly, then add shredded mozzarella cheese and bake until just melted. And there you have it. Dinner is served!
I'd love to hear any of your favorite meatless meals if you care to share!
Have a cozy day.