March 1, 2024
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Good Friday Supper: Delicious Meat-Free Recipes for Reflection and Remembrance

Good Friday is a solemn and important day for Christians around the world, marking the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection and prayer, and many people choose to observe it by abstaining from meat and other animal products. If you’re looking for some delicious recipes to serve for your Good Friday supper, here are a few options to consider.

  1. Baked Salmon with Herbed Butter

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place them in a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, parsley, chives, and dill.
  4. Spoon the herbed butter over the salmon fillets.
  5. Top the salmon with lemon slices.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.

This baked salmon with herbed butter is a flavorful and easy-to-prepare dish that’s perfect for Good Friday.

  1. Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 block (14 ounces) firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, snow peas, broccoli, and mushrooms. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. Add the cubed tofu and stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the sauce over the stir-fry and stir to coat.
  7. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

This vegetable stir-fry with tofu is a healthy and flavorful option for a Good Friday supper.

  1. Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable broth over low heat.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the Arborio rice and stir to coat in the oil.
  5. Add the white wine and stir until the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Add a ladleful of the warm vegetable broth to the rice and stir constantly until the liquid has been absorbed.
  1. Repeat this process, adding one ladleful of broth at a time and stirring constantly, until the rice is cooked through and creamy, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. In a separate pan, sauté the mushrooms and spinach until the spinach is wilted.
  3. Stir the Parmesan cheese into the risotto and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the mushroom and spinach risotto topped with the sautéed mushrooms and spinach.

This creamy and comforting mushroom and spinach risotto is perfect for a Good Friday supper, and it’s vegetarian-friendly.

No matter what dish you choose to serve for your Good Friday supper, the most important thing is to take time to reflect and remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. May you have a blessed and peaceful Good Friday.

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