Good Lent dishes: Make Lent less ordinary with these delicious dishes

For anyone who observes the season, we all want good Lent dishes. An inability to eat pork, beef or chicken on Fridays may not sound like a challenge to some, but for most of us, it’s a constant search to find the best dishes we can.
We’ve taken out some of the legwork for you with ten suggestions for good Lent dishes that aren’t boring or tasteless (or fish sticks).

Charbroiled Oysters

Goodness, if you want to take the concept of meatless Fridays to its ultimate end point, it’s hard to find a more outstanding dish than Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters. Butter, cheese and fresh oysters pair to bring a smile to most any face.

How do you make them?

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Fried fish is a part of any Lenten season, but you don’t have to do it in a boring way. Spice things up with a fried catfish po-boy.

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Shrimp Tacos

Good Lent dishes don’t have to be fried, and what’s more, they don’t have to feel like seafood. A Mexican standard like tacos paired with shrimp is light, tasty, and will provide good flavor.

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Crawfish Boil

Have you ever done a crawfish boil? Whether you have or haven’t, we’ve got some easy tips to improve any boil. It’s easier than you think … if you follow these steps.

Here's how to do a boil.

Low Country Boil

Maybe crawfish are a little less your speed. That’s cool; you can still do a traditional seafood boil, leaning into the traditions of the East Coast rather than the bayou.

See how it's done.

Garlic Crab Legs

We tried to get their secret formula. We honestly did. But even though we couldn’t pull it off, we can’t help including these garlic crab legs on our list. They’re that good.

Watch and salivate!

Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels can be absolutely delightful. This particular dish can be modified some depending on situation, but the basic concept — mussels! — can elevate any Friday evening.

Get the recipe here!

Crab Mac and Cheese

What’s better than mac and cheese? This may seem obvious, but mac and cheese … with stuff in it! In this case, that “stuff” is crab meat, and if the sound of crab mixed with cheese doesn’t get you excited, we don’t know what else to say.

Watch it come together.

Snapper Throats

Wait, what? Have you ever even heard of snapper throats? If not, we have good news: This Southern staple from yesteryear is still available today … and it’s still delicious.

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Alligator Cheesecake

Okay, let’s get really sassy. Jacque-Imo’s in New Orleans offers this spin on savory cheesecake and it’s phenomenal. What’s more: They taught us how to do it at home. Score!

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