2023 Lent Season Products & Recipes | Ginsberg's Foods

2023 Lenten Season Products & Recipes

2023 Lent Season Start February 22 and Ends April 6

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday before Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Most during Lent give up bad habits, certain foods, alcohol or commit to actions such as kindness during this 40 day fast. Adults abstain from eating meat (lamb, chicken, beef, pork, ham, deer, etc) on Fridays, but most will eat eggs, milk, fish, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Greek Orthodox Lent is February 27 – April 15 in 2023. Many Greeks will eat a vegan lifestyle or only eat shellfish during this time period. Making sure you have the right seafood options available for your customers during this season is important. There is the traditional fish fry that most places offer, but you can be as creative as you want from offering baked fish entrees to fish tacos or bowl appetizers.

Seafood Items for Lent 

Ginsberg’s offers a variety of seafood options to keep you covered during this season. Swapping seafood into your menu is incredibly easy. It opens up a new range of meal experiences without requiring new recipes or ingredients. Shrimp, salmon and tuna are the topped consumed fish in the US.  We stock raw unbreaded fish, battered or breaded fish, shrimp and scallops to just name a few! Here are some of our top requested items.

Raw Battered 

Bass Ale Brewer’s Choice Battered Cod Highliner #40020
Corona Beer Battered Cod Highliner #39724
Golden Ale Battered Cod Trident #39642
IPA Battered Cod Seadog Highliner #40657
Bass Ale Brewer’s Choice Haddock Highliner #40643
Tavern Battered Haddock Mrs Friday’s #40643
Yeung Ling Battered Haddock Fillet Mrs Fridays #92778
Battered Pollock Fish Wedges Highliner #40256
28/36 Sam Adams Battered Shrimp Mrs Fridays #41459

Raw Unbreaded Fish

8 oz Skinless Cod Loin PL #87406 
4-6 IQF Skinless Haddock PL #40653 
6-8 IQF Skinless Haddock PL #40664
8-10 IQF Skinless Haddock Ocean Horizons #40655 
10-12 IQF Skinless Haddock Ocean Horizons  #40658
12-16 IQF Skinless Haddock PL #40660
5-7 oz Swai Fillet CenSea #41268 
7-9 oz Swai Fillet CenSea #80374 
3-5 oz Tilapia Fillet Western Edge #41725 
5-7 oz Tilapia Fillet Western Edge #41727 
7-9 oz Tilapia Fillet Western Edge #41733 

Breaded Seafood

5 oz Breaded Flounder Fillet Highliner #40323
16/20 Coconut Breaded Butterly Shrimp Ocean Horizons #41431
Breaded Butterfly Shrimp Ocean Horizons 16/20 
16/20  #41330 |  21/25 #41337
26/30 Breaded Scallops Tampa Maid #41196

Crab Cakes

3 oz Maryland Style Crab Cake Highliner #39742
3 oz GLUTEN FREE Crab Cake Handy #39745

Ocean Horizons Seafood Thumbnail

Ocean Horizons is an Exclusive Brand at Ginsberg’s offering high quality raw and breaded shrimp and haddock fillets.

On-Trend LTOs Seafood Menu Options

These simple on-trend menu ideas are a quick way to refresh your menu without the commitment of adding as a staple item. We happened to choose shrimp to highlight because of its versatility across the menu…. And to quote Bubba Gump from the movie Forrest Gump,  “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that’s about it.” 

Seacuterie Shrimp Board with Dipping Sauces

Create a Shrimp Board to Share

Hop on to the board trends and create your own shrimp board. Mix and match ingredients depending on the season and occasion. Use grilled raw, breaded, or marinated shrimp with different vegetables, crackers, baguettes, fruits and nuts.

Make it a Seaside Board by adding a variety of seafood including scallops, calamari, crabcakes and of course shrimp. It’s a great way to include the whole table in a table-sharing experience that just might be Instagram-worthy! Make it simple and use prepared dips and sauces or try out these dip recipes.

Mexican Street Corn Shrimp Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Adding shrimp to a favorite item on the menu or featuring it as a LTO is sure to get customers’ attention on your menu.

Maple Glazed Coconut Shrimp Lent Recipe

Maple Glazed Coconut Shrimp

There are a thousand and one chicken wing sauces… why not use some of them on breaded or battered shrimp?

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Top Lent Seafood Recipes

From simple fish frys to tacos, there is creativity to be found in serving seafood on Fridays during Lent. Here are our top picks for this year. Don’t forget to check our Recipes for even more ideas this season.

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