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Lent starting Wednesday - so how about some recipes?

RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
My wife is Catholic, I'm not, but for 51 years now I have always honored her beliefs. The worst time for my menu scheduling is this first week with "fish something" on Wednesday and again "fish something" on Friday. I've penciled in "some shrimp something" on Wed and "white fish something" for Friday. Anybody got some "WOWSER" ideas for the weeks to come? TIA
L, M, S, &  Mini
And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
Ron
Dunlap, IL
Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,573
    What about a linguini with clam sauce Ron?  Or a pasta puttanesca?  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,065
    Fish Fry at the church on Friday.......done!!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,339
    All kinds of different ways to get around it with Pizza
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    I've had shrimp and grits on my mind for 2-3 weeks now. Would that work?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,484
    caliking said:
    I've had shrimp and grits on my mind for 2-3 weeks now. Would that work?
    Works for me all day long.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,550
    Grilled whole porgy.  If you get it from Whole Foods, their fishmonger will gut and scale it for you .  Each fish is around 1#. Simple butter, garlic and some sprigs of fresh dill.  I cooked mine on a himalayan salt block.  
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,662
    edited February 12
    Our parish does a fish fry every Friday.  My parish in Houston also did a catfish Courtbouillon (sp?) on all Fridays as well. 
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    edited February 12
    Fire up the wok to 450-500 and do some shrimp curry with rice. 

    Do salmon one night and use the leftovers/make aheads for salmon patties.   

    Mediterranean fish in a pouch.   


    I wish  I could get my wife to eat fish twice a week.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
    Shrimp fra Diavola, with freshly-made pasta.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
    Oh, and I have made Lobster fra Diavola for a Valentine before, but that much heat overpowering Boston's finest is kind of a waste.  
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    Any of the above suggestions are grand. Here's a few more...Lobstah Rolls, Shrimp and Grits or maybe even Oysters Rockefeller.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    Blackened catfish. Fish tacos. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,951
    In honor of the Pope’s heritage, how about some Argentinian cod? 
    https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/argentinian-style-cod-5820aeb6383a7f55d36a92e3/

  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    Bean burritos!  Know that the last time I was a practicing Catholic, I was broke and in college...and no fan of fish.  Taco Bell was a Friday mainstay.  

    Don’t judge!  This is a brainstorming session, right?

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,130
    I recommend this so often maybe people are sick of hearing about it, but this is some of the best shrimp I've ever had.  It's so good I can't think of it as a lenten dish, where the point is self-restraint, self-denial, but if you want a great shrimp recipe for the grill, this sure is one: Gulf Coast Shrimp.
  • Pork is my spirit animal, so I won’t be much help here. 

    But my buddy and I are going out in the am to slay some trout. May smoke some and do a dip. If we do ok I will post a recipe. 

    I don’t know how the man in the phallic hat feels about frying baguette slices in bacon fat for dipping, but my Jesus approves.  ;) ;) ;)

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,559
    Potato pancakes or as I learned later on in life Layla’s were always a staple for us growning up firming lent.  I make them a couple of times a year now for nostalgia. 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,466
    Pork is my spirit animal, so I won’t be much help here. 

    But my buddy and I are going out in the am to slay some trout. May smoke some and do a dip. If we do ok I will post a recipe. 

    I don’t know how the man in the phallic hat feels about frying baguette slices in bacon fat for dipping, but my Jesus approves.  ;) ;) ;)
    Jesus doesn't care about what you eat or when you eat it.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • DMW said:
    Pork is my spirit animal, so I won’t be much help here. 

    But my buddy and I are going out in the am to slay some trout. May smoke some and do a dip. If we do ok I will post a recipe. 

    I don’t know how the man in the phallic hat feels about frying baguette slices in bacon fat for dipping, but my Jesus approves.  ;) ;) ;)
    Jesus doesn't care about what you eat or when you eat it.
    Why is it some people can't be helpful within the guidelines of a situation, but feel compelled to criticize the guidelines themselves?  Ron's a great guy and has done a lot of good here, but instead of being constructive, you mock his bride's religious beliefs.  Mighty low gentlemen.

    Ron, you can't go wrong with shrimp & salmon. 
    Flint, Michigan
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,228
    Some good old fashioned British beer-battered fish 'n' chips, way from healthy but darn tasty:



    Needs deep frying, which I guess you could do in a DO in the Egg, I use a deep fat fryer.

    https://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk/2017/02/10/beer-battered-fish-and-chips/
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  • billt01billt01 Posts: 715
    edited February 12
    My wife made this one evening for us. I thought she was nuts pairing an orange with the fish...

    It was good...


    http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/orange-glazed-fish-fillets-500444#activity-feed
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    My wife is less keen to observe Lenten food regs than I, because she officially "hates" fish. Her mother only ever served fish sticks. Myself, I always loved fish sticks, and better yet, tuna/noodle casserole.

    I have, w. time gotten her to admit that good fish is OK. Salmon tartar, salmon patties made w. Sockeye, and shrimp scampi are OK w. her. Trout, also. Not fond of most white fish, but has enjoyed ceviche made w. cod and haddock.  She's enjoyed well made fried catfish, not made by me, 'cause I've never been good at deep frying.

    One thing I came across a few years back is "Eggs in Purgatory." Crack a few eggs into a skillet of arabiatta sauce, and bake till they set up.


  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 389
    Although it hardly feels like a sacrifice - crab cakes.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    I love Pad Thai Shrimp or maybe it is shrimp Pad Thai.  Either way, I have never attempted to make it.  I order out from a Chinese restaurant.  I should look into it.  You have a wok?
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    I love this dish. I usually leave out the avocado, but It's great served with a wild rice blend and some asparagus.

    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/pan-seared-tuna-with-avocado-soy-ginger-and-lime-recipe2-1915607

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    =)
    Image result for bloody mary with shrimp

    shrimp tacos or a small shrimp scampi pasta plate. something small, your supposed to be fasting as well. i see nothing wrong with bloodymarys covered with shrimp though. as a side note, i dont think theres anything that says you must eat fish, a simple bowl of roasted veggies would work. its not a day to indulge in seafood ;)
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Nothing to add to the above but thanks for the reminder as I will be working the every Lenten Friday fish fry at the VFW.  And yes I am well aware of the date for Good Friday.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,535
    kl8ton said:
    I love Pad Thai Shrimp or maybe it is shrimp Pad Thai.  Either way, I have never attempted to make it.  I order out from a Chinese restaurant.  I should look into it.  You have a wok?
    They make Thai food at your Chinese restaurants?
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,659
    kl8ton said:
    I love Pad Thai Shrimp or maybe it is shrimp Pad Thai.  Either way, I have never attempted to make it.  I order out from a Chinese restaurant.  I should look into it.  You have a wok?
    They make Thai food at your Chinese restaurants?
    In my area most Chinese restaurants are operated by Vietnamese. 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    That clears it up.
    Austin, TX
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