2024 Lent Season Products & Recipes | Ginsberg's Foods

2024 Lenten Season Products & Recipes

2024 Lent Season Start February 14 and Ends March 28

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 March 18- May 4 in 2023. Many Greeks will eat a vegan lifestyle or only eat shellfish during this time period.

For those in the food industry, especially restaurants and eateries, offering a variety of seafood options becomes crucial during Lent. The traditional fish fry is a staple during this time, but there is room for creativity. Restaurants can experiment with different preparations such as baked fish entrees, fish tacos, or bowl appetizers. 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.

Elevate your culinary offerings effortlessly with Ginsberg’s diverse and delicious seafood options – because every season deserves a feast!

Seafood Items for Lent 

Indulge in a Seafood Feast with Ginsberg’s During Lent!

Discover an array of seafood options at Ginsberg’s, expertly catered to your needs during the Lenten season. Transitioning to a seafood-centric menu has never been more seamless, allowing you to elevate your dining experiences effortlessly. With Ginsberg’s, you can effortlessly integrate seafood into your offerings without the need for extensive recipe adjustments or new ingredients. Our selection boasts an array of choices, from raw unbreaded fish to perfectly battered or breaded fish, as well as succulent shrimp and scallops – all crafted to perfection.

Don’t forget shrimp, salmon and tuna are the topped consumed fish in the US.  


  1. Premium Raw Unbreaded Fish: Dive into the natural flavors of our premium raw fish, ideal for those who prefer a simpler culinary experience.
  2. Battered or Breaded Fish: Experience the perfect crunch with our selection of battered or breaded fish, delivering a delightful texture that elevates every bite.
  3. Succulent Shrimp: From jumbo to popcorn shrimp, our offerings cater to all preferences, ensuring a delightful and satisfying seafood experience.
  4. Scrumptious Scallops: Indulge in the delicate taste and texture of our succulent scallops, a favorite among seafood connoisseurs.



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
20/30 Breaded Scallops #41199

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.  These limited-time offerings are designed to infuse excitement into your culinary lineup, catering to diverse palates and preferences. 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.

Shrimp and Garlic Ravioli with Scami Compound Butter

Savor the exquisite fusion of succulent shrimp, garlic-infused ravioli, and scampi compound butter, creating a culinary masterpiece that elevates your dining experience.

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.

New England Shrimp Roll recipe for Lent ny top food distributor delivering restaurant supplies to NY, CT, MASS, VT, PA,

New England Shrimp Roll

Enjoy the quintessential flavors of New England, featuring tender shrimp nestled in a buttery, toasted roll for a coastal culinary delight.

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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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