In 2012, Lent runs from February 22nd through April 5th. For much of the practicing Christian world, Lent means doing some degree of fasting or giving up indulgences. One common practice is giving up the eating of meat on all Fridays in Lent, leading to the ever-popular tradition of the Friday “fish fry.”
If you’re practicing this kind of Lent tradition, or you’re just in the mood for some good fish, here is an idea you might want to try.
This recipe comes from my Dad’s fish cookbook and he swears by it.
- 4 frozen fish fillets
- 1/2 cup flour
- Tomato paste, small can
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 small onions
- Salt, pepper, and spices
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Combine tomato paste with sour cream and spices. Use a bit of flour to thicken the sauce if necessary.
- Heat oil in a skillet and pan-fry well-seasoned fish fillets on each side.
- In a separate pan, saute diced onions until clear.
- Place the onions on top of the fish while still in the pan and season with salt, pepper, and desired spices.
- Pour the tomato sauce over the onions, in a way that doesn’t run off the fish.
- Cover all fillets with the grated cheese.
- Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes. Uncover during the last few minutes to let the cheese set.
- Plate and garnish with parsley.
I’m told that this dish tastes great served with fries and coleslaw.