SOURCE: McCormick & Co.

February 20, 2015 17:42 ET

Seven Fantastic Fish Tips You Need to Try During Lent

MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2015) - (Family Features) Preparing seafood at home during Lent can be a snap with a little inspiration -- from adding new flavors to trying different cooking methods. These simple ideas -- one for Ash Wednesday and each of the six Fish Fridays - showcase just how easy it can be to put tasty dinners on the table your family will crave year-round.

1. Grilled: Fire up the grill any time of year. Quick with minimal cleanup, grilling seafood that's been rubbed with spices is a perfect Friday night option.

Recipe: Montreal Salmon Rub

2. Packets: Lock in flavor and moisture by wrapping pieces of seasoned fish in foil or parchment packets and baking in the oven. For individual servings as beautiful as they are tasty, include colorful chopped vegetables in each packet.

Recipe: Halibut Al Pastor and Tilapia with Savory Herb Butter

3. Fried: Frying is a quick way to prepare most kinds of white fish. Look for breading and batter mixes like McCormick Fish 'n Chips Seafood Batter mix to create crispy texture on the outside and a flaky center.

Recipe: Fried Lemon Pepper Fish

4. Herb-crusted: Adding an herb crust to tilapia is a great way to complement its mild flavor. Combine spices like garlic, paprika and black pepper with chopped almonds, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese for an easy dinner.

Recipe: Parmesan Herb Encrusted Tilapia

5. Tacos: If you're craving tacos but skipping the meat, try using your favorite seafood instead. Quick and easy, fish tacos can be on the table in minutes, especially when paired with prepared deli coleslaw.

Recipe: Easy Baja Fish Tacos

6. Pasta: Add seafood to pasta dishes to change up a weeknight favorite. Use pantry staples like tomatoes, garlic and crushed red pepper, then simply add shrimp.

Recipe: Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

7. Salads: Top your favorite salad greens with a flavorful piece of fish. Make an easy fish marinade with some olive oil, vinegar and spices and herbs.

Infographic: Easy Fish Marinades

Recipe: Greek Lemon Baked Fish and Sweet and Spicy Citrus Salmon

For more seafood recipes and flavor inspiration, visit www.McCormick.com.

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