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Wherever, Michigan has a major Catholic population. This means that on Friday, when I do the grocery shopping, the store puts a lot of fish on sale--or they pretend to, anyway.  Quite often they raise the "real" price, then knock it down for a "sale" price.

However, the main thing is that the fish is usually fresh off the truck.  Lately, that means I've taken to making fish feasts on Friday.

Such feasts end up being a sort-off buffet.  See, Darwin only likes cod (which is, to me, a dull, bland fish).  Maksim dislikes any kind of fish but will happily devour shellfish.  I'm the only one who likes catfish (breaded and baked, please).  So I make a panoply of fish: cod fillets, spiced catfish with Panko breadcrumbs, stir-fried shrimp, crab legs.  Today, I also had some rolls in the freezer, so I popped them in the oven and added some applesauce for another side dish.  It's all delicious, and Maksim is becoming adept at freeing crab meat from the shell.

It all makes a tremendous mess in the kitchen, but worth it!  Ask Darwin, who had to clean up.  :)

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delkytlar
Apr. 6th, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
I'm Catholic! Sounds like a wonderful feast. I couldn't play favorites among that menu. YUM! What time should I be there on Friday!

You probably eat more fish on Friday than any Catholic I know. Most of my own family doesn't do meatless Fridays, even during Lent. I used to be pretty lax, but as I've gotten older, I've decided that I should have more willpower during Lent, so I'm more careful the last few years.
spiziks
Apr. 7th, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've wondered how many Catholics really observe no-meat Fridays, though when I'm at the store later on Friday than I usually am, the fish counter is more depleted than usual, so maybe the practitioners down here are more observant about that kind of thing.
Anne Seebaldt
Apr. 7th, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC)
I observe during Lent. We used to eat fish every Friday when I was a little kid.

Edited at 2016-04-07 04:51 pm (UTC)
realmjit
Apr. 9th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
I am not, nor have ever been, a Catholic. However, I enjoy ocean perch, tilapia, catfish, and many other types of white fish. I have yet to see if I like salmon. (Sorry, food is too expensive to waste money on shit I can't stand to eat.)
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